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.

wildflowers photo via besotted blogI 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!

photo by wildflowers photo

P.S. I got a bajillion emails today asking about the lettering–it’s a font! You can get a copy here!

Author / Miss Tristan B

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.

16 thoughts on “LIFE IS A GRAND ADVENTURE!

    1. I am duly intrigued! I am thrilled to read that you have a dream with a timeline, it makes life even more exciting, no? I am feeling better every day, thank you!

  1. Your words mean more than you know. So many people need to hear that it will be ok to step out there, take a deep breath, gather your faith, and live. I am smack dab in the middle of this process myself and each day my smile gets bigger. It says so much about you as a person that you continue to share, encourage, and teach during a difficult time in your life. Wonderfully informative and inspirational words!

    1. Marilyn, I am so happy it resonated with you, I loved reading this story and I especially love the idea that anything is possible! Thank you for the kind words:)

  2. Great post, Tristan! It’s definitely all about little steps each day…and I’m happy to say that I’m finally starting to do that and finally starting to get closer to making my own dreams a reality! Thanks for the good reminder that the journey may be slow but it is worth it in the end to get where you want to go. :)

    1. Yea! I love hearing that Sara, it accumulates the little steps we take, I promise. No matter how crappy my former life felt, I would look at the tiny steps I took each day and wrote down all the things I was grateful for and it kept me going. I think people get a little freaky when one speaks of gratitude, but I found writing a daily list kept me from playing in traffic and also kept the momentum going.

    1. I read about your adventure and when I come to Colorado I want to hike like a local:) Such a darling photo of Moose, he looks beat!

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