May 24, 2011

quote of the week

"the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."
      -st. augustine

this is definitely my approach to life. the more stamps i get on my passport, the better. the more experiences i can gather, the better. the more places i can see and touch and smell and taste, the better. i love to travel. i got it from my Mimi. she had the travel bug too. i've found in my 24 years of life that my life is richer and more well-rounded because i travel. i leave my bubble and experience discomfort, differences, and diversity.

there's something to be said for restful time at home and enjoying a routine. you know me and my freakish organization and routine-setting. i love it. but i also love (and crave) the chance to get out and experience new things, to challenge myself, to broaden my perspective. life isn't about me. and traveling reminds me of that. the world is a big place. there's more to life than my little sphere of influence. it's not all about me.

on that note, enjoy your monday afternoon. i'm going to continue enjoying myself on this cruise with sis, ginny, and ellie.

[disclaimer: i wrote this beforehand since i'm cut off from the world this week]


live unashamedly :: laugh uncontrollably :: love unconditionally.

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