Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Adventures on the Road

In September, I travelled to Santa Cruz, California via San Francisco to attend SoulCollage® Facilitator training. It was a fantastic experience spending a few days living, connecting and learning with like-minded people all with a front row seat on the pacific ocean. After the training ended, it was time to make my way back to San Francisco along the Highway 1 coastal route, a drive that had taken me a couple of hours on my way down the coast earlier in the week.

My travel companions for the return trip were two new friends, Cindy and Amy, a mother and daughter, both of them kindred spirits that also attended the training. None of us were in any kind of hurry and we spent the remainder of the day following our whims with a mission to find adventures along the way. And what adventures we had!

Each stop was a unique, full and rich experience in itself. We made stops in Bonny Doon, Davenport, and Half Moon Bay. We took pictures at beaches and walked on forest trails. We were even lucky enough to stumble upon some world class live Blues music at the Highway 1 Brewery. It took us seven memorable hours to arrive in Daly City where Cindy and Amy were staying and I wouldn’t trade the memories made on that road trip for anything in the world. Thinking about it now fills me with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. 

Here I am, testing out a beautiful vintage scarf I found to use for expressive arts workshops at a yard sale in Davenport, California. I love my job! These pictures bring a smile to my face and tears to my eyes because they capture the true and authentic soul-essence of ME. It’s an uninhibited, spontaneous, dramatic, silly, joyful, expressive moment in time and I cherish these photos because they show me a side of myself that isn’t often, if ever, captured in images. The entire day was magical and surreal and not one I will soon forget.


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