Captain’s Log 4,463
Okay. I am inspired. For the longest time, I tried to listen when people told me that writing this journal was stupid. What would ever come of it? What purpose could it possible serve? Yadda yadda.
And then, I went to hear Cheryl Strayed yesterday. If you don’t know who she is, Google her. She is the reason Oprah started up her book club again. And she is a real person just like me. She said it was okay to do things that help you find your own soul – to find your own voice. She wrote journals and she hiked the Pacific Coast Trail. I write journals and I geocache. Somehow, I think that counts. Big time.
A seeker who found a voice – someone who is always willing to learn another song
I am off to polish my soul with a little geocaching. Alone. With my drinks and snacks, my books and notebooks, my personal sense of adventure. I find myself becoming more solitary as the years go by. Less in need of people and activity. I realize that your soul can be filled with quiet times too. Not that I am planning on becoming a hermit, but I do relish being on the trail with my own thoughts to keep me company. So shall it be today.