Saturday, August 1, 2009

Carpe Diem

I have a terrible problem. I can't say no. To travel anyway. Every time I see an opportunity, I want to take it. My logic? Why wait? There is no guarantee that "later" you'll have the time, money, health or opportunity to do it. Whatever it is (backpack across Europe, teach English in China, get a month off work, hike a fourteener).

I'm leaving on Tuesday to go on a short Transformation Trip to Mexico with Healing Waters International. How did I find out about it? A friend posted it on Facebook in June. Now it's August and time to go.

In this past week I've contemplated visiting Germany to see friends and been invited to visit China in the spring. Germany is probably a go. China, I don't know. I know I'd like to go, but that sneaky, devious voice of logic and reason (VOLAR) asks "are you sure that's what you want to do with your money and vacation time?"

All I know is that I need more money and vacation time.

And that sneaky, devious VOLAR needs to disappear.


  1. Ironic that you named your "Voice Of Logic And Reason" VOLAR. Just so you know, that is the verb that means "to fly" in Spanish, which is clearly a sign from God you should spread your wings and fly, to China.

    Can't wait to meet up with you in Chiapas. Safe travels and see you tomorrow!

  2. It's a sign! Obviously I must continue plotting my travels. Who knew my VOLAR would have such a good side!

  3. Yes to Germany. Yes to China. How could you say no to either?



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