I’ve been working on creating some new sidebar images for Pressed Words. You can take a look – a few of the travel images are already live now. It’s taken a while to get these images up, as the selection, editing, and upload process is quite time consuming. But Pressed Words is so visual, and I want my readers (you) to be able to explore a new topic or post based on photographs. If you’re a visual person like me, this is one of the best ways to surf the web and discover new content.
Anyways, the whole point of this rant is that I was going to tell you about this cool curry place I went to in Edinburgh – really yum. But that post will now have to wait for tomorrow, because I got distracted.
As I was selecting images for the new sidebar, I put all of my favorites travel photos into one folder. Later, I was clicking through quickly, looking for something specific, and it suddenly occurred to me that I’d been to all of these places in the past year. And I really, unexpectedly, felt overwhelmed. It just seemed like a lot. Extreme colors and climates, clicking by so fast. And I wanted to share that with you. A special group of photos that make me happy. That make me think about life, and the potential we all have to travel and to explore and discover new things.
Sometimes I think about the Dr. Seuss book Oh, The Places You’ll Go! I can recall a time in my life where I truly didn’t know where I was going. But now I’ve taken a few steps towards something and I actually have a few cool places, memories, to look back upon. And that’s a really empowering feeling, and I wanted to share it with you.