Tuesday, March 15, 2011
No matter where I live or what I am doing, there will be good days and bad days, great friends and cruel people, sun and rain, laughter and tears. That all important question Dad asked me yesterday is one that should frequently be asked as I continue my trek around the world. Before I go home, find a job and a husband and establish my community, there are so many things I want to do and see. I want to experience eastern culture on an island in southeast Asia, mingle with the aussies and learn to surf in Australia, do service work in poor communities in Africa, and put my Spanish to use in Central and South America. The road has such an incredible pull, towards these amazing things I am yet to experience and see. But I am not running from home, from the reality that many of my friends back in the States are living. I want that too, very badly. So for now I do this crazy life, moving about, taking it in. There is a time for both and when settling calls my name, I will go towards that too, always checking myself to make sure that fear, frustration, or being generally unsatisfied is never my reason to pack my bags and try something new.