Sunrise While Traveling
If you’ve been following along over the past six months or so you’ve probably noticed I’ve been traveling ALOT! Actually, I really enjoy the experience. I’ve loved seeing the sunrise all over, meeting amazing people, and helping women be healthier. I really couldn’t ask for a better job.
To keep my Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certificate I must have continuing education every year. One of the easiest ways to chunk a ton of great information at one time is to attend the Nutritional Therapy Association’s annual conference. I was on the fence about going this year just because I’ve been traveling so much and didn’t want to leave again.
Until . . . the book store of the conference called and asked if one or two of my books could be offered to attendees at the store. Of course! So I made arrangements to have 30 of each book available to the buying public at the event.
Sign with Joel Salatin?
A few days (week?) went by and the book store called again to see if I would be traveling to Vancouver and be available for a book signing during the conference. Of course! Heck, almost any chance to talk to people about healthy living . . . I’m there.
Then just a few days (week?) before the conference the book store called again and asked if it would possible for me to push back my book signing event so they could schedule me and Joel Salatin to sign books together!
After I picked myself up off the ground, composed myself so it didn’t sound like I was screaming “yes” into the phone, I hung up and contemplated this turn of events. In the nutrition world Joel Salatin is practically a god. I think to some extent we all worship the impact Joel Salatin has made on farming, legislation, and battling for what is right. To most, Joel Salatin stands for freedom. To even think that I was worthy of being his equal . . . to consider I could sit next to Joel Salatin and sign books – it was an honor.
Traveling to Vancouver
So, off I went traveling again. It started with a 5:00 a.m. flight out of Medford, Oregon to Portland, Oregon with all my books in tow. Then a rental car to drive to Vancouver. As I watched the sunrise in the side view mirror of my rented Hyundai Accent, I laughed at the turns my life had taken. I was headed to Vancouver for a book signing with Joel Salatin, a man I’ve listened to speak at least three times. I was up before dawn and would return home almost 21 hours later. This is the glamorous life of traveling. And, I loved every minute of it.
The image at the beginning of this blog is not mine as you can see. I wasn’t going to chance trying to take a traveling picture while driving. But, it felt right. Watching another day dawn while traveling.
Yes, I sold some books. I talked to a lot of people. Gave some advice. Mostly, I just enjoyed the experience. Traveling has allowed me to view many a sunrise as I adventure on with my journey. For that, I am so thankful. I hope a sunrise (or sunset) in your side view mirror will bring you just as much joy.