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Levitation Self Portrait of Sheri Kowalski

Someday Today

I lived a life
where time stood still
yet sped up
and raced until

Years had flown
on hours spent
in a job
of discontent

I loved men
and watched them go
I bet too high
and they too low

Someday I’ll leave
Someday I’ll fly
See the world
Say goodbye

To stagnant hours
and traffic jams
To everyday
the same old plans

The open road
it sings my song
My heart is wide
the journey long

Today is here
Now is the time
I’ll take someday
and make it mine

19 Comments

  1. Shannon says

    I LOVE this! So happy and excited for you! And slightly jealous I might add. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Glynn says

    Sheri…Your writings are wonderful. It revels a spirit in you that celebrates life. You wear it well.

  3. Ali says

    It was great meeting you at the couch surfing meeting at Punch Bowl Social. It was great talking to you about your trip to Peru. I’m excited for your journey around the world and look forward to following your blog. I plan on embarking on a similar journey in the future.

    • Thanks Ali! I need to get to another meetup! I’m sure you will, you seem to have the explorer spirit in you. Thanks for the support. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ali says

        You definitely should! Next week we are meeting at the Book Cadillac.. It will be great to see you before your trip ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Diana says

    I’m sad that you are leaving because I will miss you so much ; but this is a very special moment in your life. What you’ll experience is something most of us only dream about. Spread your wings and fly my lovely daughter !

    • I think I’m going to cry now Mom. Thank you. I will miss you very much too. I look forward to you and Dad meeting me in Spain. I love you!

  5. Richard Fowler says

    Hi Sheri,
    I just found your blog and really enjoyed your poem and your post on traveling alone and sometimes wishing you had someone to share it with. I am looking forward to watching you grow, explore and fall in love again. I too walked away from a corp job, family and friends to follow my heart and quench my wanderlust. Its only been 9 months but its 9 months i will never forget. Medellin Columbia is next on my list and it seems the more i dive into the world of travel blogs the more places i discover that need to be discovered personally.
    I like to say ‘life is sweet” and i while i feel your yearning to share all the adventure with someone you love i also sense/believe that everything happens for a reason and its best to simply trust the process. Enjoy where your at, live life to its fullest and watch as the universe brings you everything you need and dream of while to adventures continue.

    Cheers

    Richard.

    • Richard, Thank you for such a thoughtful comment. I often remind myself where I’m at, as you say. It’s been a great journey and I’m sure when I look back on it I will see even more how wonderful it has been. I often have very in the moment experiences where I’m so grateful to be alive and to be on this trip. I hope yours continues to be unforgettable.

  6. Dennis Lund says

    At 75 years old, I am long removed from my home town of Petersburg, Alaska, but your story reminded me of why it was a very special place to be born and raised. I have my cousin to thank for finding your work and sharing it with me on Facebook. There are things about Petersburg that will always be special to me, one being the fact that my father was born there in 1917 . He and my mother now rest in peace on the upper level of the cemetery there. A resting place where a bald eagle flew by in salute the day that our family and friends put them to rest side by side. There is a bit of irony about the cemetery that I feel the need to share with you as a story teller. It’s current location once belonged to my father’s uncle. He donated it to Petersburg in the late 1920’s for it’s current purpose…. He drowned in Blind Slough on a hunting trip and was the first person buried there.

    \Thank you for sharing your work.

    • Thank you so much for sharing that story Dennis. I went up to the cemetery one day while in Petersburg. It is a beautiful place and I can picture the eagle flying overhead. I appreciate you taking the time to tell me more about the town I love so much.

  7. Just so beautiful! Your prose is excellent and your turn of phrase is lovely. I wish you well on your journeys. Great to see a travel blogger with exceptional creative writing skills!

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