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Hi! It's about time we spoke. I'm that project you were going to finish or start, I'm still here. I'm still waiting. You had that great idea and then you got "busy" I've been waiting for you to start me, once you do, I'll help finish it. It's time you do your part. We don't have forever, you know this. I know this and we need to get going. You know energy creates energy? The momentum of your drive will go a long long way. Don't give it up. That's ridiculous. You haven't even really tried. You can do this. I know you can.
I think of myself as a "life student." I'm happy with this. My drive and ambition has gotten me to where I needed to go. Unless it was to South America. That just seemed scary.
I had a chance to tour South America with my friend Jo Piazza on a Contiki Tour
My hands were nervous packing my suitcase, my passport was ready and I agreed to be open. I didn't know who else I would be traveling with but I was ready to broaden my scope and just go.
I flew into Lima, I was met by a Contiki Tour Guide who brought me to my hotel to met the rest of my companions. I met amazing, world class first rate mates from all over. I really did. My travel companions are now my friends.
Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina-We hiked, we sight-see'd and of course, me being Meg dragged the tour off to nightclubs where we partied our heads off. There maybe video because the locals all grabbed their flip-cam for that.
It was eye-opening and it was amazing and I can't thank Contiki enough!
You may need to shake it up a bit! You may need to get "out of your element" Find a way to do it and do it. Visit all of the world's cities, play in a bunch of the countries, dance in a little remote town 5,000 miles from where you're from. Just remember all of what you dream you'd be and go do it. You can. We both know that.
I ate with the local's. I danced at the nightclubs (I'm naughty, my tour guide is still sweating. WE LOST MEG) I visited the historic monuments. I left a better person.
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
I travel personally to grow. I hate airports, I hate to go. Once I force myself to, I take a deep breathe (and sometimes a xanax) and look out. Looking out at a new landscape lets us look within. Sometimes, as humans, as nomads, we need to travel to really know our home.
Would I travel South America alone? NO. I would not. If Contiki called me tomorrow with a trip would I go? Yes, in a heartbeat.
My goal 2 years ago was to travel more, in two years I've been to seven countries. I made up my mind and did it. Just like you can make up your mind and start or finish it.
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang
Don't let your pillow know you too well! Set your sails! What do you dream of? How can we help?
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