Look Where You Want to Go

October 29, 2011

Words by // Photography by Nita Breibish

Another End. We are in our second week back from our near two-month Western US ride and we know one thing to be true: we love being on the road and are always a bit surprised at the end of a long journey that the desire to remain moving forward is so apparent. The previous trips mileage continues to inspire only more the next time around.

We are now in the beginning stages of planning our greatest adventure of all. In July 2012 we will set off on an 18,000km exploration of our own gorgeous Canadian countryside and continue on for a two to three year period, exploring every continent and immersing ourselves in the people, food and culture along the way.

Step one: Everything goes. Lesson one: Letting go.

If we can’t take it with us or put it to good use later, then it has to go. This very thing will teach us more about ourselves and prep us deeper than we can even imagine for the journey ahead, freeing us completely from the outside in so that we can have more clarity in the moments as we are travelling onward.

I always believed that if I could see something clearly in my mind’s eye, then I knew it was possible, like a map or blue print with all of the steps laid out like a photographic flip book. I love the process of visualization or daydreaming, its what I spent most of my childhood doing. Although, my daydreaming typically included more than just a visual glimpse into a possible future, it was a feeling partnered with a clear path of travel.

Once an idea took hold of me, it was only a matter of time before I knew exactly what it would take to see it through from A to Z. Most importantly I knew the time and space necessary to make it happen. I revel in the challenge of creating perfect little bites as I move through any journey. This combination of awe, creation, joy, growth and inspiration is and infectious ideology in my world, one that I rarely hesitate to spread. I believe that no matter how hard the task may seem at first, it’s the knowledge that you uncover about yourself and the world around you, that makes it all worthwhile in the end.

The process and necessary steps involved often reveal themselves to me as the work begins, but its the emotional journey that remains the biggest mystery of all and the most important part of any work I’ve ever done. The ups and downs, the teaching and learning, the unexpected happenings and occasional shifts in mood. These are things you can never truly predict, and never really know, until you know. They can effect your plans in an instant. But the endless possibilities for unimagined growth or its opposing nemesis are the true mysteries of life and why it’s necessary to just begin.

Hesitation at times can be followed by over thinking, doubt and fear. I don’t want to ever wonder what it would have been like or who I could have been. So I go and I do, I plant and I water and I wait and watch patiently for life to open itself to me, beckoning me and tempting me to step inside and come along for the awesome ride.

Some may ask the reason why we do what we do, and I guess we just want to believe in something good and see how far we can take it. I keep a keen eye on my hopes and dreams. The passion I carry everyday to inspire, to live fully, to love deeply and to experience all the best that this crazy life has to offer are my reasons. To be open to it all, good and bad, to own my life and it’s work and to give something good back along the way wherever possible. I believe this is the only way, to ever outweigh any fear of failure or fear of falling.

I know change well. We have an ongoing love affair and we’ve danced countless times wildly between my life’s many chapters. Finding stillness and balance in the midst of all this change will be our greatest task for the journey ahead. And here is where I will share our progressions, regressions and occasional digressions with you all.

Experiencing once again how to love and leave, to have and to let go, to give and take and to be still and push forward. Attempting to remain centered and focused daily, while we search for a greater understanding of who we are now and who we want to be tomorrow. Amidst all of life’s charisma and chaos, join us while we begin again.

About

I’ve two passion-driven wheels, two small hands and one big nomadic heart. With my weather-beaten camera I’m looking to change the world one click at a time. In constant awe, I’m a professional dabbler, world traveller and the photographer-half of We Love Motogeo. I love breaking down barriers, challenging travel misconceptions and uncovering new notions of home. Thirty-seven countries and counting…

18 comments

  1. Comment by Issa

    Issa October 29, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Nice post babe. You evoke some great visualizations with your wonderful words.

    • Comment by Nita

      Nita October 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Thank you my love, for everything.

  2. Comment by Daniel & Sara

    Daniel & Sara October 29, 2011 at 10:22 am

    We have enjoyed your posts. Great pics and excellent writing. Very cool that you are heading out on a global tour much the same as we are!! 247 days till we go, yippy!! Best of luck with your prep. We will be watching your progress with great interest.

    Our site is coming soon!

    Youtube video shows the first leg of our trip.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/WorldWideRide2012?feature=mhee

    • Comment by Issa

      Issa October 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      Daniel & Sara: Thanks so much for spending some of your time reading our blog – it’s so great to know that our efforts are enjoyed! We’re looking forward to checking out your site and seeing how everything is unfolding – you must be getting excited :)

      The video is great – I love the “Lunatics” pic :)

    • Comment by Nita

      Nita October 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm

      Hello Daniel and Sara, thank you so much for reading and for your post. It is always so lovely to hear from fellow riders and adventure travelers. Best of luck on your journey. We will be watching. Be well and safe.

  3. Comment by Frances

    Frances October 29, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    This post. This post is stunning (as usual, but in a much different way). So excited for you guys to head out and do this!! xo

    • Comment by Issa

      Issa October 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      Ah Frances, sweet as ever! Looking forward to see you guys this week.

    • Comment by Nita

      Nita October 29, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      Oh hello Mrs. Kordov. So nice to see you on here. Congrats to you both again and thank you for following. It is always nice to hear from you. xo

  4. Comment by michael 'ruff'

    michael 'ruff' October 29, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Reading your powerful words clearly depicts your hopes dreams for the future on the road. Your realistic openness to the good and bad that lie ahead are grounded in experience and inspiration. We are huge supporters with the notion that you will have a successful adventure of a life time. All of us will have the opportunity to live through your exploits and marvel with anticipation as we turn the page. We love you.

    • Comment by Nita

      Nita October 29, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      And we love you!!! Words can’t describe just how much of an inspiration you have both been in my life, especially the ruff pup. You have taught me to be free, be myself and just say yes. I know I speak for both of us when I say, we are so excited for the journey ahead and even more excited to see your faces pop in and out of our lives throughout this amazing adventure. I’m so thankful for all of your love, friendship and unwavering support. xo

  5. Comment by michael 'ruff'

    michael 'ruff' October 29, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    boardwalk at santa barbara—————-
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    • Comment by Nita

      Nita October 29, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      You know, I know, you know, I know. :)

  6. Comment by Kathleen

    Kathleen October 29, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I have been keeping up with you both and living vicariously through your words and pictures, but nothing has compared to this. I feel like you have managed to not only share your thoughts and feelings but inspire us all that read this to go out into this world and better. It is so obvious that these words come from such a pure and honest place, which is why they are so powerful. I am inspired and I am excited to see where you both head next.

    • Comment by Nita

      Nita October 30, 2011 at 1:01 am

      Hello Kathleen, thank you so much for your words. Your comment is also inspiring to us. Hearing from a reader this way only tells us that we are doing the good we set out to do in this world and will continue to propels us even further in the future. Your encouraging words are like fuel in our hungry little tanks. Your support, readership and friendship is much appreciated.

  7. Comment by Chelsey

    Chelsey November 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

    This is wonderful–inspiring, warm, hopeful. Much love to both of you. xo

    • Comment by Nita

      Nita November 1, 2011 at 1:07 am

      Thank you for reading Chelsey. xo

  8. Comment by Jan Thain

    Jan Thain November 1, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Beautiful mind – Beautiful lady. :)
    xxx ooo

  9. Comment by Nita

    Nita November 1, 2011 at 9:41 am

    As are you mum. xo

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