It’s such a small milestone that I almost missed it, but it’s one worth marking:
Today my passport turned 5 years old!
I remember applying for that baby, backin in the Spring of 2006. I needed it so I could study abroad in London for a semester, a move I had hoped might get the wanderlust OUT of my system for good.
I could not have been more mistaken. That first stamp in my passport, September 2006, was really the start of so much more. Now it’s 5 years and twenty-something countries later and just last month I had 24 extra pages added to my book- the old pages were almost full!
I can’t wait to see what stamps accumulate in here over the next 5 years. The writer and the optimist in me just loves all those blank pages waiting to be filled up.
If you don’t have a passport- get one. Even if you don’t have any travel plans yet, just go ahead and get it. A passport is so much more than a government document- it’s a booklet of oppurtunity.