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Old 11-27-2007, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default go ahead-life is short

I know 1500 is not much a post milestone I mean its not like 1000 or 2000 but it kinda is to me and I was thinking that for my 1500th post I wanted to write it in this board.
My post? Basically this if you are or no someone who is someone who wants to travel to a far away land and if it is something you have dreamed of then do it because really life is too short.
I remember my experience in China. I hated it when I was there because the school I worked for was terrible and I was in a cold city in the north but I look back now and despite all of that the strongest memory I have is standing in Beijing airport thinking how cool I was for doing this. I think its because no matter what no one can take that away from me.
People, I am not advocating going some place like a war zone or being unprepared but seriously if theres somewhere you wanna go-go. Save up and do it.
This post is kinda rambling and I am sorry for that as it may be hard to follow but I can remember feeling so nervous when I hit the road solo for the first time, when I slept in sleeper trains and dorms alone for the first time and it wound up being a life altering experience.
Life is like a river ever moving forward-and if you don't then the waters much like life will be stagnant.
So save some cash pick a place tell the post man to redirect mail pack a bag and go.
I have been to: Canada, USA, Iceland, Britain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Germany, Sardinia, Switzerland, China, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Morocco.

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Old 11-27-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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Hoorah! Congrats on the inspirational 1500th post :D
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Congrats!! I echo your sentiments 100%!

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happy 1500th post and I am def with ya on that one!!!
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Wow! 1,500 posts. I just recently did my 800th post.

I understand what you are saying. It is a dream come true. The difficulties we encounter are part of the experience. I did my first solo backpacking trip last summer in relatively safe Scandinavia and while there were some difficulty I learned to adjust and I also learned more about myself - especially in regards to myself being a hard of hearing man in a very unfriendly world. I was amazed how some people I encountered accepted me for who I am and I had to learn to shrug off the hostility of others.

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When an adventure ends you can never go back, never relive it, never hope to feel the same emotion. The secret is to not try and go back but to keep searching for new adventure....
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Nice 1500th post man!

If you walk backwards, you'll find out that you can go forward and people won't know if you're coming or going.

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
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Thank you. I need this these days
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Great post! I agree whole-heartedly.

Definitely my first real "life lesson" was that you'll regret the things you DIDN'T do more than the things you did and messed up a bit, you know? It wasn't related to traveling, but I think the "just do it" philosophy applies to a LOT of our lives.

I wanted to ask a guy I was sort of talking with to homecoming. I had a lot of opportunities and I chickened out each time. Later, after homecoming (which he had gone to with another girl who asked him), I figured out that he WANTED me to ask and was planning on saying yes (apparantly my attempts at being discreet were not unnoticed). After I chickend out so many times, things just didn't work out. I can't help but wonder what WOULD have happened had I asked him? The ability to have that question answered was IN MY CONTROL.

With another guy, I decided to be more bold about it and take a leap and it was scary and in the end, it didn't work out. There were questions, but they were questions that laid (lied? layed? psh) in his control. I did what I could, and it hurt, but I came out the situation without regrets.

Different from traveling, but similar, I guess. JUST DO IT. The what-if?'s are more painful than anything else.
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"Probably that you're going to be eaten by a giant marshmallow or something," said Harry, turning the pages of The Dream Oracle without interest.
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Congrats for 1500 posts, It is truth of life. If you want to do something, shouldn't left for future, do it when you want. Life is short, if you want to enjoy then enjoy otherwise time is going.
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