Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sailing my Ship

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott).

Read that quote today, and was totally charmed. I'm not in any sea of trouble right now (literally or metaphorically), but it did give me pause and make me think that some of you, dear readers, might be as encouraged by it as I was.

Isn't that what it's all about anyway? The journey instead of the destination? Not about where you're going but in HOW you get there? After all, life is lived in the journey - the good and the bad. And the journey is always better when we don't take it alone, but take it with the ones we love - our families, our friends.

So, may you face your storms head on this week, whatever they may be. Past this storm, may you find a great adventure that brings you laughter, joy and a greater sense of self-worth. May you live your adventure, all the ups and downs, with your whole heart and have no regrets for the life you've lived.

Enjoy the Journey!


  1. Hey I found your blog while googling the ranch. Mitch hired me to come be the Wrangler for August and September. I live in Burbank and am starting my drive up on Thursday. Your blog makes me even more excited to come.

  2. Hi Danielle! Thanks for the comment! Safe travels to you, and looking forward to meeting you in a another week!

  3. I hope you don't think I am too much of a stalker, the internet is a magical place haha.. See you next weekend.

  4. I am trying to plan my route, which way did you guys drive? Did you go through Idaho and then Yellowstone or did you come up east through Wyoming?

  5. Thank you for this quote! It is exactly what I needed and actually made me tear up a little. Thank you!!
    Amie B.

  6. Danielle - We had to come East through Wyoming based on the fact that all the other roads were closed due to winter storms. My parents made the drive in two days through Salt Lake City and east into Wyoming last month. You can drive up through Idaho and Yellowstone, it's beautiful, or make the drive through Jackson Hole and then up through Teton and Yellowstone, but it'll add several hours onto your trip just based on the fact that the speed limit is lower and people drive like maniacs in Yellowstone. :) Drive safe!

    Amie - So glad it inspired you! I read it and thought... I know people who would love this. :) How's the packing/planning going?

  7. I am in Little America Spending the night.. I am exhuasted! If I have enough daylight I should be at the ranch by tomorrow evening.. if something happens and I lose daylight I will be there early-ish on Sunday...They had a lot of the 15 down to one lane each way from Provo through almost Park City so I didn't make it as far as I wanted today I had to stop because I was getting stupid tired.