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I have always been “different” to say the least. I know that there is more to life than what the average person thinks. I feel like Peter on Office Space who says, “Michael, we don’t have a lot of time on this earth! We weren’t meant to spend it
this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about mission statements.”
I’ve always had a sense of wanderlust ever since my first visit to Florida as a child. I remember being at the hotel looking at these beautiful and different trees, spades of colorful flowers and little lizards that scurried away as my pointing finger got too close to them. The night my dad and I stood on the balcony and watched the giant fire moon sitting in the sky I was hooked. I later learned this was called a Blood Moon, and it occurred before a storm. It was one of the most beautiful sites I still have witnessed even today. It loomed so close to us that I almost thought if I had some super long monkey arms I could touch it. That shade of red woke something up inside me at the early age of 9, that still moves me and creates that mystery in me as an adult.
I have traveled a lot in my life, but not enough to satisfy this craving that wells up inside me on a daily basis. I don’t like the mundane side of life because I know that life is way too short and I want to experience all that life has to offer. I have a bucket list that grows on a continuous basis and I feel that unfortunately I’m adding more than I’m crossing off. I even took a cruise by myself to get certified as an International Cruise and Tour Director and it was a very unique experience that simply left me wanting to see more.
Each state is different than the other in some small ways and some large. When I went to visit these other countries I was blown away. Willemstad, Curaco was my all time favorite place so far because of it’s beauty and friendly people.
Curaco was one of those viola’ moments to me that has really opened my eyes to international travel. I want to get out of the country more often and see the different sites, people, food and just the cultures in general. The other day we were flipping through the channels on Netflix, and he came across a documentary about a 13 year old girl from New Zealand who decided to sail around the world all by herself. I read about it and watched the previews and I was blown away. Here, a child is standing before us on the screen talking about her adventure and how she did all of this alone.
I know that travel is in my blood. I can’t wait to get to my next adventure, and I’ve acquired a knack to do so frugally. I got very lucky because I have a boyfriend beside me who is just as excited to try all of this as I am. I have added 2 new items to my bucket list, and one is to purchase an RV. We figure that we can do some US travel for awhile with our pets, so that none of you will have to watch them while we are away! haha The other is a bit more daring and something I never knew about until we watched a movie called “The Way.”
Talk about inspirational!!!! I won’t tell you what the movie is about because you need to go and watch it. Seriously.. wow. But the movie features something called The Camino de Santiago. For those of you who know me well, you know I love nothing more than to go for a good walk. Well this walk is the ultimate adventure!! This walk is more of a pilgrimage and it takes approximately 35 days from start to finish. The walk is supposed to be a spiritual journey that many choose to go alone on. I figured when I told my boyfriend he’d think I was crazy, but he is as excited as I am. Have any of you done anything like this yet? Are there any other people with this incurable wanderlust like myself?? I know I can’t be alone!!
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