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: 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.

The Double Life

I wanted to share this poem with all of you.  It’s hands down my favorite and pretty much describes my life right now in a nutshell.  It also is really relevant to the struggle I went through when deciding to quit my job to travel. I liked my job, I liked having a circle of friends and favorite restaurants to frequent.  I enjoyed owning books and movies all crammed into Continue reading The Double Life

How much is a minute worth?

I once heard a quote that has stuck with me ever since: Now I’m not saying you should never get upset. We all do. It’s a part of human nature and it’s inevitable. Things go wrong. People let you down. Friends and family come in and out of our lives. We have fights. We break a meaningful possession. The emotion of “upset” happens. But don’t dwell on it longer than Continue reading How much is a minute worth?