Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Travel is Good for the Soul



Travel is good for the soul. I enjoy going to new places and exploring. There's something about being in a new environment. The air feels different, the sky looks different. I slow down when I travel and notice things more clearly. I love it. It doesn't matter what the destination is either. I enjoy traveling.

Where is this exotic location I'm visiting? It's none other than Dublin...Ohio. There's a literacy conference in Dublin next month and I'm presenting with the amazing Deb Frazier! Here's the blurb for our presentation...


I can't wait! I get to share some time with an amazing teacher and writer. I get to attend other conference sessions and learn from the best! I get to a long drive to a new place while I listen to my favorite tunes and audiobooks. I get to stay in a hotel. 

This is new for me. Travel used to create a huge amount of stress and anxiety for me. I'd worry all the time about weather and getting lost. I'd worry about problems coming up and things going wrong. I don't worry about those things anymore...I enjoy the small moments of traveling. Getting lost is an adventure. Things going wrong always turn into a good story.

Every trip changes me in small ways. I become a tiny bit braver. I meet new people who make me see the world in a different way. Like I said, travel is good for the soul. 

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9 comments:

  1. I love this: "Travel used to create a huge amount of stress and anxiety for me. I'd worry all the time about weather and getting lost. I'd worry about problems coming up and things going wrong. I don't worry about those things anymore...I enjoy the small moments of traveling. Getting lost is an adventure. Things going wrong always turn into a good story."
    I needed to hear this as you managed to put my concerns into perspective! Mistakes can turn into good stories!!! Thank you! Great message.

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  2. I am an introvert who loves to ravel. This line really spoke to me: "Every trip changes me in small ways. I become a tiny bit braver." How true.

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  3. I am with you on the travel bug. And the growth towards enjoying the adventure. I actually love traveling alone. It allows me to make mistakes and not I'm only witness I know (does that make sense). But it also pushes me to reach out to others. So exciting to be presenting with Deb! Wow. Enjoy the trip and the conference.

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  4. I am excited for both you and Deb! Wish I could make it to Dublin to see your presentation. Can't wait to hear how it goes!!

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  5. You'll love the conference, Dublin, and presenting with Deb. Enjoy! I was there last year and have so many wonderful memories of my time there.

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  6. Michelle, happy travels with your new attitude leading the way. Congratulations on presenting with Deb and don't forget to send us the new learning.

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  7. Before I became a teacher, I was a district manager and drove anywhere from 1 - 4 hours a day. I loved that time to think, reflect, plan, and yes, even sing...very loudly! Good luck on your presentation! After writing my slice today, I am so jealous! :)

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  8. I can appreciate both the stresses and joys of traveling. I especially love how travel pushes me out of my comfort zone and when I return from a journey, I see my world freshly. Sometimes I think there's as much to learn at home after a trip as there is during the journey! Your presentation sounds wonderful! Have fun with it and enjoy safe travels.

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  9. Congrats and it will be an amazing journey -- both the traveling and the presenting! I hear it's an amazing conference!

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