J. R. R. Tolkien wrote Not all who wander are lost in his poem All That is Gold does not Glitter for his infamous fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. And while in the book it refers to the wanderers who were often thought of as vagabonds, their wanderings actually protected those who judge them, from evil. Their wanderings were useful.
Since first hearing that line many many years ago, it has stuck with me. I’ve always been a wanderer – explorer, adventurer, dreamer. And truth be told, I’ve judged it harshly. Often blaming it for my lack of focus, drive or success in certain aspects of my life.