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Inspiration number 3, are we still counting?

This piece is brought to us by Ally at “From the Right Bank”

If you’ve arrived here via Blog It Forward, welcome! And if you’re not familiar with it, over the past couple of months, 300 bloggers have been posting about what inspires them in a sort of chain letter form. The baton has been passed to me from From Lara and since today is the last day, I’m happy to close it out with what inspires me.

(Santorini, 2003)

For those of you who know me, it will come as no surprise that what inspires me the most is travel. I’ve been lucky enough to have visited over 40 countries and each time I travel somewhere new, I’m reminded of this quote by Jawaharial Nehru:

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

(Okavango Delta, 2005)

I could go on and on about how traveling has changed my life and shaped who I am but I think these women said it best:

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

(Bali, 2003)

“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – Freya Stark

(Tuscany, 2006)

With each new experience, I look at life a little differently. Everything is infinitely more interesting, hopeful and well, inspiring! A big thanks to Victoria of sfgirlbybay for putting this project together and to all the participants for all the inspiration!

(All photos: From the Right Bank)


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