The Bridges we pass

“Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future”. – Mattie Stepanek

This week’s travel theme by Ailsa of “Where’s my backpack” is another beautiful one: Bridges. Looking at bridges in a metaphoric way they are the means of crossing over to a new place. I look back at all the bridges I’ve experienced in my life: Graduating college, studying abroad, moving out on my own, getting married, buying our first house and having a baby. All of these bridges have brought me to another, happier place and represent the gateway to the next destination in the long journey of life.

I’ve seen a lot of amazing bridges in my life, both metaphorically and real. Here are some of the beautiful bridges I’ve crossed.


My first try at a suspension bridge in New Zealand. Little did I know, I’d have many more opportunities to cross these wobbly bridges!

“Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach”. – Earl Nightingale


A rocky bridge in Vanoise National Park, France.


The remains of the bridge along top of the Great Wall of China.


A bridge within the Forbidden City. Beijing, China.


The bridge to a remote village in Nepal along the Annapurna trek.


Or the bridge we could barely cross in Peru.


The ancient bridges of a Chinese Water Village.

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To the very own bridge outside my home.

We have many bridges to cross in our lives. It is up to you to take the first step and go.


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