How to do it
Subtitle: This is not about sex. If you are looking for that, wrong blog.
I have erotica elsewhere :P
The last ticket is booked. No, really, my Stonehenge tour was the last thing I had to book in advance and I just did it. I've got my plane tickets, my comic con stuffs, and my Stonehenge tickets, the latter sending me into tears.
I wasn't supposed to be here.
People from here don't do things. No offense to my readers who live near me, but you guys know how it goes. You grow up, go to PH, get married, have kids and never leave. Ever. And if you do you vacation at Myrtle Beach or Nags Head or take the occasional cruise, but that's about it. I am NOT criticizing anyone that does this, but I wanted more than that.
I think one of the most important things for me is to see the world. We live in such and AMAZING place that I could not imagine staring at the same walls day in and day out for my entire life. I decided a long time ago that I would travel and see all of the spectacular things that the world has to offer.
Then there's that money problem. I'm a teacher, we all know that by now, and money does not come easy. I've learned how to combine things, to cut costs, to make it happen. I really won't remember the diamond tennis bracelet I would get were I a normal housewife, but I sure as hell remember how it felt when I touched the coliseum in Rome. (I hugged it and cried. I tend to do that. A lot.)
So, where's the how to. GET UP! Like everything else I have managed to do in these past few years, I didn't sit around and whine about it. Sure, you might not be able to afford first class, and yes, I am sleeping on an air mattress with one of my Twitter bitches to do this, but just do it. I'm not saying put yourself into debt or make bad chocies, but to quote Henry David Thoreau:
The Earth is my woods. I want to go and suck every bit of marrow from it. EVERY bit. Because no matter what you believe, there is an end to life and while we all will have regrets do you want your to be you missed out on what the rest of the world had to offer?