If I asked you, each day from this day forth, you get to live an adventure, potentially travel, and be in the company of the people you love, and meet new people along the way, would you take me up on it? And if I asked you this, what would be your first response? An emphatic “yes, bring it on!” or would it be a “yes, but” with a serious of questions you may have to qualify the opportunity? Or would it be an absolute “no”? I don’t think there’s a correct response, or better stated, there is one correct response for each of us in that moment of our lives. And that response is unique and personal to you and you alone. Personal circumstances and personal attitudes and personal perspectives would undoubtedly make the decision you make the right decision for you at that moment in your life. And later at another moment? You can change your mind.
It took me eleven years to answer that question. I woke up one day one morning a little over two months ago and made the only decision that was right for me at that time. And so I took myself up on it. I’ve got a massive bucket list of things I want to do, places I want to see, people I want to visit. And I wasn’t able to complete that list in my last life, so I am tackling them in this.
I have a decidedly romantic view of the world and my place in it. Doing so allows me to appreciate and experience some of the greatest pleasures in life in the most ordinary of circumstances, whether it is a singular moment or a string of them. And most certainly, my idea of ordinary may seem extraordinary to others, as my idea of extraordinary may very well be ordinary to those around me. I am not naive enough to believe my romanticism is understood, and definitely not shared, by all; and have succumbed to the belief that most don’t even understand it, but I hope they do. I especially hope that the people I love appreciate my view of the world, though potentially unrealistic it may be. I do recognize there is a danger in my perspective and that it may not help me with the harsh realities of life in what is or could be a cruel world. I tend to think that while that may all be true, it’s all a matter of perspective. Whether your glass is half full or half empty, the same amount of wine sits inside it, waiting for us to drink it.
And so it is with this mindset, I start on this journey with my closest friend visiting close friends. Something incredible is going to happen.
Go Adventure. Go Travel. Go Live.
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