Crater Lake, Oregon: We’re all reaching for something in life, be it a goal to travel the world; to earn a promotion at work; to start a business; to master a craft. Without goals in life, we would feel stranded like a boat in a dried up lake, waiting for the next rainfall to keep us afloat. Goals, dreams, ambitions, whatever you want to call them, give us a positive direction to aim for – up.
This week’s WordPress photo challenge is “Up,” and I found this picture from my visit to Oregon’s Crater Lake to give us an image to remember when we struggle to meet our goals. Many times our accomplishments are within sight, but it often feels as if someone or something is dangling them just out of reach.
Don’t give up. Whatever it is you want to do, you can do it. You can go UP.
Crater Lake itself is a stunning, natural masterpiece in the heart of Central Oregon. It’s the deepest lake in the United States, and the seventh deepest in the world, at 1,943 feet (592 meters). It’s water is bluer than any I’ve seen in Thailand, and the landscape is unique in that you can drive along the ridge of the crater, peering down into a hole in the world. It might sound odd that a seemingly bottomless lake can go along with the challenge of “up,” but perhaps it’s on your list of places to see before you die…and if it’s not, it should be. Therefore, it’s a goal. And that’s precisely what we’re reaching for.
What are your current goals? Where’s the next place you want to travel?
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