I’m still slowly making my way (virtually) across the Pacific Northwest. This same journey (or one very much like it) took me 2 weeks by car a few years ago.
Since based on my daily steps, I cover 4.5 – 6.5 miles a day, on average, it will probably take me roughly forever to even feel like I’m making progress.
I try not to let it discourage me. Progress is being made. Little by little. Day by day.
There are areas where I can post one of those previous trip photos (as above), like a postcard to myself from the past, reminding me what lies just off the road.
And every so often the scenery from the road – thanks to Google street view – is quite enjoyable.
I’m walking, mostly in the house, mostly in the basement, but bit by bit, each step by step, I know contributes to this crazy goal.
That mapped goal reminds me of the astounding beauty, and kind people, I encountered on that trip some four years ago.
And that while so much is different anyway, in 2020, the scene is quite literally different at present, in the face of the unfathomable enormity of the wildfires presently burning.
Lord, have mercy!