When I was growing up, my travels were limited to visits to our family farm in Minnesota. At the time, the farm held little fascination, as it was an annual destination out of my control. As an adult, I now have the freedom to go where I wish and have begun to see the world with a new perspective. My desire to seek adventure and discover the new is a natural evolution of leaving the familial nest, but there is another layer of seeing that is the result of extensive traveling.
The world seems filled with infinite possibility, providing me with glimpses into the magic found in the everyday. And the irony is that by moving away from what is familiar has even allowed me to see the worn paths of my childhood in new and spectacular ways. Looking more deeply at my surroundings and what I've taken for granted has revealed the balance between the ephemeral and the eternal.