This is me as I crossed into Wisconsin, where I would soon meet Leigh and Chris
Hello, Wisconsin!

Reverb10, Day 25: Photo

Prompt: Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you.

I haven’t had so many pictures taken of me since my wedding 26 years ago! Without even looking through them I know that these three are my favs, evoking not only the past, but also promising an aspect of my future.

To the left is me crossing the Mississippi, taken by a Facebook acquaintance who agreed to let me ride with her from Wisconsin to the Black Hills. It’s symbolic of me crossing into my new life as a motorcycle adventurer.

Next is from Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, taken by one of the Idaho Biker Bunnies and colorized by my dear friend Andy Ciordia. I loved that day and love those women and loved the competence I was now feeling as a motorcyclist. It was the moment I strapped the pink bra on my windshield, and that bra became my public statement that I was riding for A Cause, not just a vacation. I look forward to future opportunities to take a stand and make a difference.

Finally, this from Kickstands Down.  It reveals that I’m not ashamed of my non-Cover-Girl looks, for starters! I’ve said before how important it was to me that I succeed in this cross-country endeavor, and thanks to Andy Ciordia,  this shot captures my elation perfectly. The life before me holds more elation.

About Tamela Rich

Author Tamela has extensively traveled the U.S. and Canada, delivering her message to Pack Light | Travel Slow | Connect Deep. Her keynotes and workshops include life lessons she has learned through chance encounters on the road.

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  1. You don’t need cover girl – that shot exudes life, sparkle and ‘tude! Your eyes are bright and alive; your smile is beaming – you are a confident, attractive woman! Kudos to you! 🙂

  2. Your support throughout my trip and now means a lot to me, Molly. Thanks for sharing the ride of life!

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