April 23, 2013

Happy (Belated) Earth Day!


So yesterday was Earth Day, and it really got me thinking about how much I want to see this planet. I know that's not the point of Earth Day, but whatever. Anyway, I find myself thinking about all the places I want to see and logical travel plans that I could put together to make it all happen pretty much every day. And it really bums me out that compared to what all is out there, I have yet to see most of it. And it bums me out even more when I think of how much money and time it's going to take to see all those places. I really hate that so much of a person's life is devoted to sitting in classrooms then sitting in an office so that by the time you can actually retire you're too old to do a ton of things, and you only have 20ish years to get everything done. That's not right. That's not how life should be, and I hate that so many people seem to be okay with it. Life is meant to be enjoyed, not wasted doing something you really don't like to do.

But I, for one, have no intention of wasting my life dreaming and wishing about the places I want to go. I have every intention of seeing everything I want to see and not slaving away just to die having not done anything with my life. I mean, really, what's the point in that? I've talked to my mom about it a lot recently - how eventually you just have to stop saying "I want to go here" or "I want to see that" and say instead "I am going here" and "I am seeing that." Then you actually make it happen because what's the point in having dreams if you never make the effort to turn those dreams into experiences.

I'm not really sure where I'm going with this post. It made a lot more sense in my head. But I guess the point I'm trying to make is that if you really want something, stop thinking about it and just do it. Make it happen. And that's exactly what I'm going to do. I am going to see this world. I'm just going to do it. And I hope that anyone reading this post adopts that same motto - stop dreaming, and make it happen.

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