Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Excited-yet-scared

Less than three weeks until I leave (again) for Martinique.  THREE WEEKS.

This is exciting and scary at the same time.  It's funny how even though I've been to Martinique before, even though I know people and I know what to expect, it's still a new experience.  So I still get that excited-yet-scared feeling.

I think a lot of people think that traveling is just a piece of cake for me.  But it's not.  I think even people who travel the world for a living probably still get nervous sometimes and still experience that excited-yet-scared feeling.  I don't know if you grow out of it just because you travel regularly.  It's just that those people allow the excited part to override the scared part.


"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway."
-John Wayne



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy.

Wow, the month of July flew by.  Just less than 6 weeks until I leave again for Martinique!

Last View of Martinique: May 22

A lot of people have been questioning me about why I'm going back and what I'm going to do there.  Valid questions.  But it seems that I never have the answer that anyone wants.  No matter what I say, I'll never please everyone, and I'm tired of justifying my decisions.

I'm doing this because I want to.  End of story.

People tell me all the time how lucky I am, how jealous they are that I'm doing all these things.  Well guess what.  It's not luck, it's a choice.  Opportunities don't just fall into my lap, I make them happen.  And you could too.


                       "The things you DO are your priorities, not the things you say you WANT to do."  -JD Roth


But I don't do anything alone.  I get connected with other people who have traveled.  I ask questions.  I read multiple blogs and books to give me ideas and keep myself motivated.  And of course, I have my family and friends as a support system.

I want to live my life in a way that can inspire others to do what makes them happy, to create their own rules, to go against the norm, and to live a life they want to live.

I'm 25 years old, and I love my life.  I love where I've been and I love where I'm going.  I am extremely happy.  Are you?



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