The Story behind View from the Pier
According to the Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu, it’s that first step in any direction that marks the beginning of an epic journey. His point is well-taken that it’s the willingness to embark on change of any sort that is significant.
Rather than a tiny baby step, my foray into self-discovery through travel, writing and photography began with what felt like a giant leap into an abyss. But one of the many transformative lessons of this particular leg of my journey is that I am not unique in this regard. How comforting to learn that we all feel a little frightened and confused when making changes.
Happily, the road unfolds with each next step we take, and I can report that for me, the journey has become a lot less fearful and loads more fun. If you’ve found your way here and are perhaps contemplating a new direction, allow me to tell you about my new beginning at age 48.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.