2018: A Year of Wandering
I realize that we’re pushing pretty far into the new year to be still reviewing last year. But, if you’ll indulge me, I’m going to share just one more. I’ve enjoyed the process of laying out my year visually like this. Pulling this post together has filled me with such immense gratitude. These pictures represent so many moments—some of them exquisite, some of them truly challenging. But that’s what wandering is all about. It enlivens and emboldens me. None of that comes without the work of stretching.
Our travel was centered (mostly) close to home this year. We are feeling acutely the limits of our time here in Poland. We still have so much of this country we want to explore. We let that guide our wandering plans. So, though we did venture a bit farther afield, most of our wandering time was spent in new corners of this country we’ve come to love.
This was a bit of an accidental category. We didn’t set out to specialize in castles. But, looking through our pictures I see that we’ve found ourselves in a fair number of castles (or ruins) this year. I suppose it’s an occupational hazard of living and wandering in Europe.
This category, on the other hand, was a very intentional choice. We had wonderful experiences in various cities we’ve visited. We love exploring their history and walking their streets. But, we made a particular effort to spend time outside this year. We have fallen in love with the nature in this country. There is so much to discover, and we’re barely scratching the surface. My trip to Iceland with my son also contributed powerfully in this area. The more of the world I see the more I am in awe of its variety. I am grateful for every time I can get out into it.