I didn’t grow up traveling, I grew up reading. Vicariously I would live through the lives of literature’s heroines, traveling and adventuring with them in my imagination. I discovered the Secret Garden with Mary Lennox, wrote stories and acted them out with Jo March and joined Anne Shirley on many of her adventures. I was a girl with a wild imagination and wasn’t happy sitting still.
Some things never change. When I’m not off exploring new places I’m thinking about all of the places I have left to see and experience. This world is a big, beautiful place and it beckons me.