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and the voyage begins!

Our voyage to Europe began on march 22, 2017 on British Air flight 0048 from Seattle to London.  It has been many years since I have traveled to Europe and I approached this flight with a mixture of excitement for the journey ahead and a small bit of dread.  While I fly all the time for work, and often take the six-hour flight from one coast tot he other, the thought of a nine hour flight was a bit daunting.

I was more than pleasantly surprised by the flight, the service on British Air and how quickly we seemed to get there.  The flight was very organized, with drinks served almost immediately after takeoff.  The flight attendants worked small sections of passengers and got to everyone very quickly.  A fully stocked (and open!) bar made it easy to enjoy a few glasses of Tempranillo even before dinner was served.

Dinner arrived quickly, and was an amazing assortment of things, pre-packed in little compartments.  We had everything we needed on one tray …salad, dressing, rolls, butter, pasta, water and a petite chocolate gateaux.  A screen built in to the seat in front of me, complete with remote control, provided music, movies, and tv shows along with an interactive map to track the journey.

I enjoyed none of these as I planned to sleep for most of the flight, and wake up in London ready to take on the day…and that is exactly what I did!

 

Intention

 

I wanted 2017 to be a different year, one guided by an intentional focus on my life and approach to each day.  In doing this work I found clarity on priorities and a vision for what I hoped see when I reflected on the year as it came to a close.  Always a list maker I have entered every year, every week and every day with many things to do, however tasks do not equate to the experiences that dreams are made of.  More music, more fun, more creating but doing it simply and finding the joy in the experience and those around me.  These images reflect my intentions for the year…renewing my creative pursuits of film photography, connecting with those I love, experiencing the joy of live music, and an epic travel adventure across Europe are just part of what the year has in store for me.  2017 will be magnificent, and on the eve of our European adventure I am grateful to know I am well on my way.