Change Your Perspective

Change Your Perspective

My husband Bob and I just returned from a marvelous trip that took us to eight countries and gave us a world of new experiences.

On the island of Gotland, Sweden, we visited a sheep farm, picked cherries from an orchard, and sat quietly in a twelfth-century church. In Norway, we experienced the fjords by bus, steam train, and boat. We roamed the passageways of the Malbork Castle in Gdansk, Poland, built by Teutonic Knights in the thirteenth century, using some thirty-five million bricks.

I could go on and on, detailing the trip, but what I love most about traveling is the different perspective it gives me on the world. It takes me out of my daily realm and helps me see and experience life from a different perspective.

Another thing I love about traveling is the people we meet along the way.

We ate every meal in the same dining room and came to know the people seated around us. Jennifer and Norm are from Lakeland, Florida, and he’s a retired golf pro. He and Bob had many discussions about golf while Jennifer and I talked about all the places she taught around the world.

We so enjoyed talking with Chris and Roger, a couple who have been together for forty-seven years. Both are English writers of cozy mysteries and have lived such interesting lives.

Chris was in the theater, and he and Roger later owned a wig factory where they made wigs by hand for stage actors.

Both were so funny and had so many interesting stories about history, people, and whatnot, like the Titanic sailed from Southampton, their hometown and where our cruise departed. Thankfully, our ship came home safe and sound,

Travel expands our world and perspective, but you don’t have to go far to experience that same shift. You can do it right in your backyard.

Where can you go in your neighborhood that you can take in with different eyes? Maybe drive down a different road. Walk through a neighborhood you haven’t experienced before. Look closely at something ordinary that you barely see anymore. Change your perspective in any way you can, and then tell us about your adventure in the comments section below.

If you’d like to check out Chris’ and Roger’s books, they are on Amazon. Click here to view Chris Brooke’s The Medium of Murder and here to access the series of Roger Keevil’s The Constable and Copper Mysteries.

 If you’d like to combine a bit of travel and writing, check out Writing in the Rainforest, and join the four people who have already signed up. You can also watch the replay of a discovery call we had last week.

Until next time, happy writing, everyone.

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