Photo Challenge – Inspiration

My inspiration is traveling. More specifically, exploring and adventuring into the unknown. My dream is to continue to experience life at its fullest and meet soul mates around the world who touch my heart and teach me about myself and this beautiful world we live in, to view places which take my breath away and continue trying new things, pushing myself to expand what I think is possible. 

This picture accomplished all of those. I was about 2 months into living abroad (something I’d always wanted to do), was 3 days into the 4 day Inka Trail to Machu Picchu and had already accomplished Day 2 -“the most challenging day” which pushed my body and perseverance to the limits (I got altitude sickness). I’d gotten very close to the other hikers in our group, and had seen first-hand views that had taken my breath away.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”   -Mark Twain

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4 thoughts on “Photo Challenge – Inspiration

  1. I know the feeling! It’s been about… 8 years since I did the inca trail but you neeeeveer forget what it feels like not be able to breathe!

    I had to get the oxygen mask and… Yah, but it was still one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

    So glad you reminded me of how strong we can be when we have to. I’d say that’s the definition of inspiration! 🙂

  2. Thanks chica! I had to bust out my inhaler a few times and take lots of breaks!! It definitely makes me want to do more hikes like that too! One of the women I met on the trail asked me if it was the hardest thing I have ever done and without even thinking about it (it was Day 2) I replied yes. I still agree with that, and I am a college graduate!

  3. Tarakona on said:

    Great post, great blog! I would love to do Inka trail one day too
    I see we have a lot in common, definitely following 🙂

    • I HIGHLY recommend it! I am putting the finishing touches on my Inka Trail post – there is SO much to write about so I don’t want to make it overwhelming! Thanks for visiting!

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