Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Threshold of Spectacular

Standing on that line between the known and the unknown is so exciting! Palms, as they build sweat, are the first indicators of your thrill. Your heart soon follows with an increased beat. Your body is in touch with everything that surrounds it. You feel the sudden changes in the breeze, and you smell flowers from 30 feet away. The excitement is so palpable, you can slice it with a knife and your smile comes from the depth of your stomach.

Jumping into a new world
Jumping into a new world

It’s like a blank page for writers and artists. Only your subconscious truly knows what image will be drawn either through lines or chosen words…

On the threshold of a blank page
On the threshold of a blank page

A new world awaits… whether you accept its invitation or not is a decision which is yours and yours alone. In my opinion? Why not take it, grab it by both hands and dance through that doorway. What’s the worst that can happen…

Arriving in SoCal
Arriving in SoCal

After losing our jobs – we loaded our truck and road-tripped our way to Southern California. We were scared, yet had such hopes and anticipation for our new lives.

Our first trip southbound: leaving the San Diego harbor
Our first trip southbound: leaving the San Diego harbor

Living on a boat in SoCal was cool, but we wanted more! After a year of learning the ropes we set sail for Mexico. We didn’t have a clue as to what to expect or how long we’d be gone. Not a flick of regret was felt during this trip.

Paddling 5 miles out to the open ocean
Paddling 5 miles out to the open ocean

Paddling daily always staying close to shore, my friend told me “You know I paddled all the way out of the bay to the buoy the other day…” of course I had to do that too right then and there on the spot. What a feeling to be out in the open on real swells!

When you’re standing on that line – do you cross it? Or do you back away staying well within your comfort zone? I hope you know that magic does not happen unless you accept the challenge.

wordpress-logo watercovered smallThis week’s photo challenge is THRESHOLD. View my 2nd entry here!




29 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Threshold of Spectacular”

  1. Fantastic interpretation of the challenge! So glad to see someone have to courage to be on such an adventure. Life settles one down so fast it’s easy to forget there are times to just let go and try something different. Love the photo at the buoy. Good for you! Awesome!


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  3. Nice interpretation of the Threshold theme! I admire and am jealous of your spunk. I’m afraid my spunk has rather run out for adventure, but that comes with age for some people. I am one of those. Nice photographs. 🙂

    As for me, I was out looking for photographs reflecting the Halloween theme last October and came across this interesting Threshold. You’re welcome to come and see what my take on this week’s theme is:

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    1. Thanks for sharing your take on the prompt Cris!

      …age-shmage! The friend who did that long paddle board ride who prompted me to step out of my comfort zone is in her 60s. You’re only as old as you allow yourself to believe!


      1. Thank you for your words of encouragement. This and other blogs I’ve been doing for several years have gotten me somewhat out at least some of my comfort zones. 🙂


  4. Stepping out of the comfort zone can be hard, but if you really want something, then sometimes you need to.
    Kinda hoping you might be still in San Diego late 2015 when I have my next big adventure


  5. Wow, your and your husband’s story is pretty inspiring. I’m at that proverbial cliff at the moment, and I’ve always been afraid of heights.


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