The journey so far ...

Countries I've visited so far.

My 17-year-old wandering self would look at this map of where I've been ... so far ... on this journey in a year and think, "Eleven! I better get moving!"

I've spend a year listening and observing more than talking and deciding, and lived with people and within cultures very different from my own and from one another.

Really, it's about a month in each country, all said and told. Really, it's not enough anywhere. I have learned you can trace the footsteps of everyone before you, and walk every mile, and still never know all there is to experience and understand.

I see this map as me now, and think, "I spent some time. I will spend more. Time to get moving."