Free writing: take 20 minutes to just write.
I’ve been on a journey my favourite type – visiting family. Some things appear to stay the same but step a little closer; things are different. But that’s the nature of progress, of life? Nothing stays the same at the very least things get older, they wear out, fall out of fashion, are no longer suitable for the purpose at hand. So we prepare to think ahead try to outwit life. The unexpected always happens though. Something to throw you off course permanently or just temporarily.
The results positive or negative depending on your point of view at the time.
Enjoy the way life introduces a detour and its then up to you to decide how far or how long the detour could take. I like travelling by train, the Glasgow to London journey feels like just the right amount of time to slowly leave my region specific life behind and then prepare for the hustle and bustle of wider family life. Providing a chance to marvel at the growth of younger family members; discover new plans and rediscover old. Opportunities to discuss issues that seem to require face to face interaction. Renew connections, strong family ties that are so unique to each family unit. As our family grows new connections develop to strengthen and renew our family unit. The journey of the interior – family continues along the same lines as the exterior.