I think most people from time to time dream of selling all their worldly possessions and just taking off for an adventure of a lifetime. To most it’s a passing fancy, a wistful daydream but for photographer Joy it has become a reality. I think I would have been impressed if I just read that a young woman did this on her lonesome, but to read that she convinced her husband (and business partner) to come along and has brought her 4 children (one an infant) seems wildly crazy and fantastic to me. Joy and her family sold their California home and have traded it in for a 1950’s Spartanette trailer to travel the country. They have only recently left so the updates are forthcoming, but the beautiful photos thus far (like the one above) make me believe that this is a story that their children will one day be telling their children–the world is their classroom and life is a grand adventure! I love to find people in the world that are following their dreams no matter how outlandish they may seem to others. I think it is so easy to fall into a rut and forget that we only have this one life (that we know of) and not to squander it. To the Wildflower bunch I am wishing them safe travels and continued delight, you can visit their blog here and catch up on all their adventures and visit their galleries to be inspired by their visual storytelling.
I always like to remind you to get to work on your own dreams, as Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu so wisely stated, “the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” What step can you make today to get closer to the life you dream of? Just take one little step towards it and tomorrow do the same, it doesn’t have to be grand but just do something. I am speaking from experience, I worked in basically a windowless broom closet for 3 long years with a tyrant of a boss, my spirit crushed and my will to do anything about it nearly gone. I made it out the other side, it was terrifying to lose my income and my ‘security’, but what I gained in return is priceless. Your situation may not even be as dire as mine was, so I challenge you to take a step a day towards accomplishing one of your goals; I think you will be surprised at how quickly your tiny steps accumulate and that you have finally arrived at your ‘destination’. Good luck my friends, I believe in you!
P.S. I got a bajillion emails today asking about the lettering–it’s a font! You can get a copy here!
Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall-truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.