So often we forget all the beauty and opportunity that surrounds us, confined with the small worlds we’ve created for ourselves. I don’t want to be confined anymore when there are great adventures to be had! Every day was blending together for me. I felt like I was just drifting aimlessly around without any real goals or plans. I look back and while I had some wonderful stories, I didn’t really do anything meaningful. I want to be an adventure photographer, it’s been a dream of mine since I was little. But at the start of this idea, I was closer to becoming a sloth. I felt trapped and was getting exhausted just spinning my wheels.
I have a bucket list, it’s nearly two hundred items strong. I immerse myself in documentaries and photo galleries of exotic places like the Socotra Islands, Iguazu Waterfalls, backpacking through Chile, walking the Camino de Santiago. Aching to experience it all, I am sometimes wrought with worry that I won’t get to travel to all these places I want to go. That I’ll let all my chances pass and I won’t get anymore. I’ll lose my chance at telling a great story.
How could I live with myself if I didn’t at least try? I can’t just take off to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro this moment but I can at least do what is available to me. Thus “The Great Georgia Quest” was born. I am amazed at how much this great state has to explore.
I’ve made a list of monuments, landmarks, state parks, adventures, locations, even a few random oddities all located in Georgia. I’m sure there will be new things added as I go along. This is something that will progress as I experience. Nearly eight years I have lived in this state and I’m only just exploring it now. Maybe these steps will lead me on an even greater adventure………
“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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6 Replies to “Girl on a Quest”
Very great you set yourself a goal and
commit too it! I guess you live in USA? Traveling to far places is a great goal but happy to see you also hike closer to home. There is so much beauty close to home, but we always tend to think it is better somewhere else. In The Netherlands we say ” grass is always greener at our neighbours ” and we tend to believe it too! But your own lawn is just as beautiful green!
Happy hiking and thank you for sharing your experiences! And take care of your body. I have sported my whole life and stubbornness made it difficult for my body. Luckily you already do that considering your other post.
I used to live outside the country for awhile. After I finish Georgia I’m starting, “The Great World Quest” can’t decide which place out of hundreds to go to first. I don’t want to go do the normal world places, even though they are magnificent. I want to do the big adventures, extreme places and places people rarely hear of. You’re right though, grass always does seem greener on the other side. Which is why you never choose a side to be on forever, haha!
Thanks for taking a look at my quest, much appreciated! Let both hope our stubbornness and bodies have an injure – free 2015.
You are absolutely right about not visiting the “common” places. But I have to say, Venizia in Italia is a big cliché , buf ever so fantastic! However nothing beats finding the hidden spots 🙂
Thank you for your reply! Cheers,
I’ve done Iguazu and Camino de Santiago and would highly recommend them!
Absolutely jealous in every way possible!
What a fantastic site you have here, very impressive and great documentation. I am going to see some of these places myself. You got my interest in Georgia. Thank you.