A brief history
It's an interesting headspace we can get into when reflecting on the space between image and authenticity, identity and personal history, idealized self and current self. I am not sure that I believe that any of these things are spectrums or sides; in all honestly, I believe they can exist together. Nevertheless, I like most people, find myself from time to time reflecting on personal synchronicity; if the person I am projecting myself as on the outside is the same as who I am on the inside. This can be a ridiculous reflection in that I also believe that it doesn't really matter. I can be whoever, and stand for whatever at any time, with the free right for it to change or for me to change it. Maybe that is my root, my foundation.
I recently went searching for my old trip journal with the intention of being nostalgic and finding some inspiration for a new adventure journal to create with my family. This memory hunt provided comfort and affirmation. The desire to share justifications, resume lists, gear ages, and wear patterns slip away as the resurgence of comfort drifts between past, present, and future; I am perfectly content with my path.
Below are a few snap shots of the old trip journal. When the new one is crafted and the wild adventures are put from memory to paper I will share that process with you.