This is me. Today. On a Continental flight from Geneva to New York, just hours before an Icelandic volcano screwed up global air travel more than anytime since 9/11.
Oh, and this is my last blog post for Upright & Stowed.
I started writing Upright & Stowed during a (sort of) tough period in
my life, personally and professionally.
I had completed my Out & About journey years before, and I was
struggling to find the next travel-related work pursuit. I’d been thinking about how I could
combine travel with something meaningful, but I just couldn’t find my way. I decided
that until I found a creative, meaningful form of travel work, I’d try to
write a creative, meaningful travel blog.
I’ve often diverged from the explicit topic of travel in my blog posts. But I’ve always tried to stay true to the idea that in our incredible, diverse and complicated world, we are all connected to one another through our actions and ideas.
I wrote Upright & Stowed mostly as a personal challenge. That said, knowing I had readers made it way more fun. Recently Facebook and other social media have changed the way we live our web-based lives, and they distracted me from blogging. I was able to reach more of my friends and family with a short Facebook status or picture upload than I could on my blog.
But more than Facebook, fatigue or anything else, this year
I began working in a big, meaningful travel capacity again. Full time. Fully engaged. Full throttle.
For now. :-)
Thanks for visiting Upright & Stowed. You know where to find me. And you know you’ll be hearing from me. It’s just a matter of … where next?
Travel safe. And travel often.