Quote of the Week: Just because it is, doesn’t mean it should be.

For those of you who know me it’s no secret how much I love Australia.  The people, the accents, the Tim Tams, the Starburst Babies, and the ‘no worries’ attitude. So it probably comes as no surprise how much I love the movie Australia.  It actually came out in theaters just as I was getting ready to leave the country after studying abroad.  I didn’t see it until I got Continue reading Quote of the Week: Just because it is, doesn’t mean it should be.

Quote of the Week: We will conserve only what we love

I finally got around to watching “Blackfish” this past week.  I realize that, as a marine mammal trainer, it’s something I should have watched long ago.  But I knew it was going to make me angry and so I avoided it. I have to say that I can definitely see how someone with no knowledge of the field or marine mammals could get drawn in.  It was pretty convincing in the way Continue reading Quote of the Week: We will conserve only what we love

Quote of the Week: Our doubts are traitors

As my time at my job slowly comes to and end, people are hired to take my place, and thoughts and talk of the future come more and more frequently, I find myself starting to freak out a bit. “So…what are you going to do when you come back?” “What happens when you run out of money?” “You’re going by yourself??” To which I answer aloud, “No idea.” “I’ll figure Continue reading Quote of the Week: Our doubts are traitors

Quote of the Week: Wildness is a necessity

The quote for this week comes from the famous outdoorsman and naturalist John Muir.  You have him to thank for the existence of many national parks and the creation of the Sierra Club. This quote hit home after quitting my job this past week because this is exactly how I have felt for quite some time now.  I felt stuck.  I felt like I was making money simply for the Continue reading Quote of the Week: Wildness is a necessity

Quote of the Week: A goal is a dream with a deadline

This coming Friday is the day I give my notice at work.  *cue internal freak out* I’m giving 3 weeks notice at work, which is a bit more then is generally expected.  I like my job and I like my team/coworkers, so I wanted to give them a bit more of a heads up. It’s weird though.  It seems like it snuck up on me so fast.  I went from Continue reading Quote of the Week: A goal is a dream with a deadline

Quote of the Week: Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions

In one of my first posts I mentioned how I came about wanting to travel the world for a few years and the struggle of giving up the career I’d wanted since I was a child. Studying abroad in Australia and traveling around New Zealand with friends on my way back to the US changed me.  I fell in love with traveling and the freedom that came along with it. Continue reading Quote of the Week: Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions

Quote of the Week: The world is so much stranger than that. So much darker. So much madder. So much better.

Some people may not know this about me, but I love quotes.  A few years ago I got a nice journal and started writing down my favorite quotes into that journal.  I scoured the internet looking for quotes I loved and added them to the book along with quotes I already loved and related to. The Planet D – an amazing travel blog by the way – adds great pictures/quotes Continue reading Quote of the Week: The world is so much stranger than that. So much darker. So much madder. So much better.