Steve'sTravels2010/11 travel blog

Sunrise over the Columbia

Sunrise at "Submerged Outlet" on the Columbia

Well, the year has come to an end - at least for this journal. It's been quite a ride.

Certainly, one's life does not always take the path one thinks it might. Mine has taken a couple of different paths during the past several months. My journey during this past year has been challenging and rewarding; however, I continue to learn and attempt to understand that which will take me into the future. This is being written only days after another emotional and rather heart-braking event took place in my life. I have learned, however, that one must not dwell on these circumstances, or indulge in self-pity. In the words of Millicent Fenwick: “Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.”

I do not know what lies ahead. My path will most certainly be strewn with rocks that create a bumpy road, and crossroads that challenge ones sense of direction, but one must keep moving forward. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius. So as I look down the path of my existence, I’m sure the rocks will eventually be crushed, giving way to a smoother path.

I look forward to continued growth, learning and absorbing the wonders that surround us.

To each of you who visited my web-site during this past year – thank you. I hope that you have enjoyed the show; and in sharing my experiences, perhaps have even learned a little along the way.


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