To think different: Do different, travel different, read different, eat different
It’s been a little over a month since I returned from New Zealand, and I am still recovering. Three weeks vacation, 2500 miles driven and thousands of photos taken; the trip was more than I could have hoped for. And I don’t want to recover from it.
New Zealand is a country that has etched awe and wonder onto my soul. And it has made me think differently.
The warm hospitality of the kiwis humbled me, provoking me to consider how I offer welcome to others. Strangers became friends in an instant. I listened to stories of their confident ventures and was filled with renewed creative courage. It left me pondering can I be more generous with my own story, passing courage on to others?
Breathtaking scenery filled my being. At times I felt like I was actually standing in the scene I was viewing; connected to the land in a way. The Māori people believe they are spiritually connected to the earth, and in those moments I began to appreciate why. Now back home surrounded by hustle and bustle I’m left yearning for the sheer beauty of those mountains, seas, rocks and waterfalls.
As I meander through the reality of my present circumstances, I find the etchings that New Zealand left on my soul invite me to explore new thoughts, ideas and creative expression. I am grateful, and excited to see what will emerge.
#janescreativejourney will continue!
Enjoy a browse through a small sample of my New Zealand photo journal. May it inspire you too.