Guest post by Brooke Logue.
“I want to see the world.
Follow a map to its edges, and keep going. Forgo the plans.
Trust my instincts. Let my curiosity be my guide.
I want to change hemispheres. Sleep with unfamiliar stars.
And let the journey unfold before me.”-The Maptia Manifesto
This summer, June 2016, I took my two children on an adventure with me to California. We rented a minivan, and let spontaneity take its course. Every morning we woke up, and left the town we were in the day before, and continued on our journey, exploring California. Every night, we settled into some place new, a new hotel, a new airbnb, our new camping site. We didn’t book much, as a matter of fact, most mornings we didn’t know where we would be staying that night. We made new friends every where we went. We did whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted. We were FREE. We lived out of our suitcase, and our minivan.
We got lost. We got found. We wandered and explored many towns. We ran wild, and we got dirty. We embraced fear. We LIVED, we explored and we adventured. We breathed in new air, and new life. We, together, learned an entire new way of exploring the world. Most importantly, we learned how to embrace change and the unknown.