“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”- Lao Tzu
The idea for this travel blog has been a long time coming. It was back in 2009 when my friend Miguel originally designed the logo and the seeds of my travel blog was born. Little did I know how much significance the bee (Hebrew for Deborah) and the daisy on my logo would have today. On Nov. 14th, 2013 my mother, Daisy, made her transition and that was The Day That Changed Everything.
The truth is, before my mother died, my person had been a little hesitant to step out there in the world and tackle this project that is so dear to my heart for fear of failure. The usual mind chatter seemed to be clamoring for attention and demanding my obedience. Yet, from the day my mother died and throughout the entire funeral process, something deep within me changed forever and now I see that this project is much bigger than me and my person’s fears.
On January 14th, 2014, I launched a 10-Month Manifest Your Desires Campaign. My mission was to encourage, inspire and support others in manifesting their desires by blogging about my 10-month commitment to manifest my internal and external desires in honor of my mother. The number 10 has been known to be a number of manifestation and January 14, 2014 to November 14, 2014, marked approximately 10 months, as well as one year from the date of my mother’s passing.
While bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert , “Ate, Prayed, and Loved” her way through Italy, India and Indonesia, I set out to “Travel Write, Fundraise and Book Publish” my way through those 10 months of the campaign. At the same time, I also began the Pushing Daisy Drive, which is an on-going, long-term vision to build an Eco-friendly home and educational center in Antigua, West Indies, that will also serve as a private operating foundation in honor of my mother’s legacy of service. You can learn more about the Manifest Your Desires Campaign and the Pushing Daisy Drive by going to the respective pages in the menu bar. Also, please go to the Categories section in the side bar and search for “Manifest Monday” and “Pushing Daisy Tuesday Tribute” in the drop down menu if you’d like read past posts from the campaign.
My goal is to begin posting more travel writing stories and showcase more of my creative writing. To get an idea of the type of post I’m planning in the future, make sure to visit the Posts page. Thank you for being here! I hope you enjoy the posts that are here and the ones that are to come!