The last four years of my life sounded like the female version of Tim McGraw’s song “Live like You Were Dying” (you can google the lyrics) with a slight variation in that I went traveling. And it was during those travels where I went mountain climbing, hiking, sailing,scuba diving, zip lining, ballooning and did things that I would not ordinarily do. In fact, this whole blog started with the theme: 1000 Places to See Before I Die. I took a trip after trip after trip, after trip, and in the age of extreme travel, I pushed on against greater obstacles. Take my kayaking trip (previous blog), for example, I pushed on to paddle more than five miles despite the sore back. In short, I went too fast that I felt I had to take a vacation from vacation. There still are many travel plans in the year ahead that include cities, mountains (the Himalayas), oceans and nature in general. However, a recent R&R trip to an island getaway opened my eyes, at least, in terms of traveling style. I will focus more on slower travel, not driven to see sights everyday and do things to check off my bucket list. It was a wonderful feeling to have this view, breathe the air and to see even the sky that’s full of clouds for its amazing beauty.
Here’s a video I put together from photos and videos from previous to most recent trips to remind me what I actually want out of travels and life. I'm not trying to push a religious message, I just set the video to a church song that I happened to like.
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