Yesterday we drove from 6:00am to 4:00am; starting in Utah and landing back home in Missouri. The original plan had us coming home today, but we decided to bite the bullet and make it one long trip. We took these photos on the border of Kansas and Colorado as the sun began to set on our long travel day. The past two weeks have been a dose of fresh air and honestly, just what I needed. I guess you could say that since January I've felt like these photos...about to take on that long home stretch right before you land home, which always seems to be the hardest part of the trip. With the reward so close you can almost taste it, yet the journey ahead seems too overwhelming to conquer. I'm not sure if I would call it a rut or just over working myself to the point of exhaustion, but if I'm being honest with you (and myself) the expectation to be creative has been an agonizing ghost the past few months. Don't get my wrong, I've had some incredible moments and adventures so far this year, but my mindset has been a bit off, I think. I've been viewing blogging, photography, and just creating in general as something I have to do, instead of something I want to do. Something I chose. Something I continue to choose. Something that makes me feel alive. This trip (I think it also helps that Josh was able to join this go around) has sparked the desire to get back into the game at full swing. New goals, dreams, plans, and ideas. Setting new boundaries and pushing myself in ways I've never pushed before.
So cheers, to a refreshed soul and a renewed mindset.