The trip of a decade

By tamara on

When I turned 40, I decided that the next ten years of my life should be filled with excitement and adventure.  I wasn’t exactly sure of how to do this, but I knew that a good starting point would be – to get the hell outta New Jersey.  So, I set out a resolution for myself:  over the next ten years, I would leave the country at least once a year.

In the absence of marraige and children, I have freedom.  And I truly believe that I am supposed to use this freedom to seek, and to live, a life that is interesting and fabulous, full and rewarding.

The rules of this resolution were simple.  Repeat countries don’t count and neither do business trips.  But how was I going to chose the destinations?  Well, I wasn’t.  The destination was going to chose me.

 

2 comments

  1. Interesting point that “business trips don’t count.” I’m about to leave for England, Switzerland, France and Spain. Almost all business. But since I’ll be away over a weekend, I’m taking Saturday and Sunday in the South of France, visiting a cousin. I often do this: leave a day early or stay an extra day or two on every business trip. It’s part of my philosophy: make every moment count. Absorb all you can. Enjoy and share. Since I do have kids, this is one way I get to have my cake and eat it, too.

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