I have been fortunate enough to have traveled to a few places overseas in my short 32 years of being alive. I have visited the Gobi desert in China. I have ridden a two humped camel and walked the Great wall of China at least part way. I have entered the Vatican and seen the Coliseum and the Parthenon. I was ever so lucky to have even seen the Louvre, the Mona Lisa, Versailles, and of course the Eiffel Tower. Yet somehow this is not enough. I am not ready to call it quits. I am not satisfied to live the rest of my days never leaving Washington state again. I feel as if these journeys have only created a hunger which I am not sure will ever be satisfied.
One day I do wish to have a beautiful and peaceful home perhaps out in the middle of nowhere. Beautiful mountains in the distance but not so close as to block out the precious hours of daylight. A clear stream or river that flows by with fresh water every day. A field of glowing plants and a great garden for plants and vegetables. Of course I would want a dog and maybe a cat. A great big porch to drink my morning coffee on before I begin my day attempting to capture the beauty I feel and see.
But even with this as my goal, involves traveling at various times to different locations in the world in order to be a part of the world as an artist. This would be the fun and exciting bit. I think I really need both. Maybe as I get older I will be satisfied and established enough to spend most of my time at my home in the country. Until then though I plan on putting in all of the necessary legwork in order to see my dreams come true and I look forward to the process as well.