Words and pictures have always been meaningful to me, and I have always had a vague dream of using them some day.
Maybe I could travel the world, and tell people’s stories.
Or capture a moment in time to share with the world.
As I finished Packing Light, by Allison Veserfelt, (Allison’s Blog), I wondered if my dream was even still alive. However, her words, gave me permission to dream again. My hand grasped that door knob and I wondered if the dream was too tired after all these years to come to fruition. But I tentatively turned the knob, yanked on the door as the hinges were rusted over from years of neglect and my dream rushed into reality.
Joy filled my soul. Each step God gave me the choice. Each time it became easier to say yes!
It hasn’t been easy! I have had to push passed my insecurities and trust that God knows what He is doing.
I am a writer, and a photographer. I love to tell the stories behind my pictures. What I see, what I feel, and the joy that moment brings me. In that truth I have found true joy. For true joy is only found when I pour my gifts out at His feet. When I believe that He is good and He wants me to find joy in life.
What is your dream? Are you brave enough to open that door and see what He does? Tell me about it below.
“We discover what we need when we live without things. This is part of the value of traveling and packing light as we travel. Sometimes it’s good for us to need things and not have them.” Allison Vesterfelt, Packing Light
After three cross country moves you think I would be good at the whole packing light thing. I thought I was too, until I read this book.
Allison has an ability to tell a fun and entertaining story while weaving in how unpredictable life is. Whether you take risks or choose the safe right, you have little control of the outcome. As Allison takes you along on her 50 state road trip, she shares the profound life lessons she learned along the way. When the book came to an end I found myself wanting more.
I have had the pleasure of following Allison’s writing for some time. and her style of writing is fun and entertaining. But you always know that the nuggets of truth are coming. My truth is that I was scared to offer to review this book. It is way out of my box to review someone else’s work. But I took a tiny step and asked Allison if I could help.
Here I am, a mere two weeks later on the other side of that little step. God has used her book to open my heart to the truth’s he has been whispering to me for a while. There are too many to list here, but I will be unpacking them (yes pun intended) over the next few weeks.
What is your traveling story? Tell me about a time that choosing to ‘pack light’ or let go of something, led to something greater. Everyone who comments on here will be entered in a drawing for a free copy of this book. Please be sure to use your email address when commenting so I can contact you if you win!