Saturday, August 21, 2010

What's In a Name?

When asked where we were from, my dad would always answer that we lived 70 miles west of Chicago.  To me, 70 Miles West represents so much more.  It is a part of me, it holds my past and will forever have an influence on all that lies ahead.

I feel blessed to have grown-up in rural Illinois, away from the city and the city lifestyle.  70 miles west is a quieter, slower-paced place, a peaceful state of mind.  It is a place of comfort and familiarity.  As I take a walk with my family down that dusty gravel road, I am reminded of all that really matters. Time and time again I find myself of great awareness, with a newfound appreciation for that which I love.  My family, friends, the countryside---how beautiful.  It is at this point that I wish to capture the moment and keep this enlightened spirit for always.  

This spirit inspires me.  It is my heart's desire to express that creative part of myself and be able to share it with others.  I hope that you will truly find 70 Miles West to be where inspiration begins and the heart remains.



1 comment:

  1. Wishing you all the best in your endeavors!!!!

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