According to Dictionary.com, a journey is defined as a “passage or progress from one stage to another: the journey to success“. This is definition number four and follows those pertaining to travel. In this sense it is a uniquely personal experience and could equally describe one person’s transition through a major career change or another’s confrontation with a serious or life threatening illness.
Personal journeys are often life changing experiences whether through an acquisition of knowledge or skills, or from a sense of self-betterment or fulfilment. And since they are so personal they often remain unpublished but likewise can be some of the most compelling tales.
I had the opportunity to call on some of my fellow Squidoo lensmasters to share their personal journeys and have gathered them together into a unique collected wisdom in A Collection of Journeys.