Let me give you a glimpse into the world of traveling over seas:
Yes, plane after plane, person bumping into the back of you, lack of sleep, crazy overpriced airport food, and grumpy flight attendants can make for one amazing experience. There is nothing like walking through the airport on your home turf, and knowing you are within reach of your family, friends, and bed.
Yesterday we flew for; 16 hours, through 3 time zones, 2 airports, a 3 hour layover, 1 bbq place, 3 plane meals, 7 drink services, multiple bathroom stops later and we arrived at LAX along with a screaming child. I think you get the picture.
Traveling is a wonderful, stress filled, some times tear full much the way being pregnant would be like including the swelling of body parts, and being uncomfortable for the majority of the time.
But wait, there’s more.
Then you walk down the corridor and walk into the light of day, the bustling of people going every which way, and you breathe that first breath of air and…
You choke!!! Because you just landed in Los Angeles, where the air is 99.9% smog.
Okay, all kidding aside, it was a joy to finally reach our destination, along with nohome turf, and knowing you are within reach of your family, friends, and bed. Yesterday we flew for; 16 hours, through 3 time zones, 2 airports, a 3 hour layover, 1 bbq place, 3 plane meals, 7 drink services, multiple bathroom stops later and we arrived at LAX along with a screaming child. I think you get the picture. t being lost, it was just grand.
Over the next couple weeks I will unpack our trip through different blogs, stories, and thoughts on Lessons In Bravery. My hope is that as I unpack both my heart, and suitcase, I can embed the memories in my heart as to never forget a single aspect and share them with all of you. Even as I jump back into the swing of things, and get back into the flow of life I am wanting to continue the adventure, making sure that as I walk out life I am fully awake doing it, not just because the jet lag lingers (waking at 4:30am is no joke) but also because if we walk out our lives with blinders on, not experiencing the beauty, joy, and down right absolute amazing world around us, then what is the point.
Deep in our souls we each have a desire to share our story, dreams, fears, and life with others around us, if only for the reason to know we are not alone. Let’s face it, this world is a crazy scary place, if you don’t have people to share it with, to comfort you, to say “Welcome Home.”
And that’s the goal here on Lessons In Bravery, L.I.B. To be a place where people are safe to share their stories, to engage together in life, and hear “Welcome Home.”
Share the stories, along with the fears, inspire, create friendships, and draw on the adventures of others to fuel your own.
This world is full of unexpected adventures, unlikely adventures, and just plain dumb luck adventures.
In the words of Mr. Magorium, “Unlikely adventures often need unlikely tools.”
Allow L.I.B to be your ally, your home base, and be your unlikely tool for unlikely adventures.
So dear friend, be at home.