A bit of history first……..I remember speaking with a friend of mine many years ago (she has since passed away) and we spoke of regrets and not wanting to have any regrets when we are sitting in our rocking chairs on the front porch when we are too old to do anything else. Neither one of us wanted to be sorry for not doing something that was important to us although sometimes it is difficult. For example, I always wanted to get my motorcycle license and have a bike. I never did it and what is really sad is that now I don’t care if I do or not. I have passed beyond wanting a motorcycle. Imagine how wonderful I would have felt if I hadn’t given up on my dream and actually did it.
Some of you may say that it obviously wasn’t important enough ~ but it was. I just made every excuse possible as to why I couldn’t do it and I got in my own way. I sabotaged it. That is why when I say I love to travel and know how important it is to me I make sure I do absolutely everything I can to make it happen. I am not one of those people who has a lot of money that I can travel where ever and whenever I want. I have to make plans, follow a budget, look for travel deals and find a way to pay for it all.
I am going to miss my friend when I am sitting on that front porch, because we were going to enjoy telling each other about some of the things we did or saw. Life is too short to waste any of it. So, no matter what it is, where you want to go, if it is important figure out a way to do it. Easier said than done, I know, but do your best and you won’t have any regrets because you will know you tried.
I am a freelance writer, columnist, author and traveler and not all in that order who is in the next stage of my life (another way of saying mature) who doesn’t want to waste another day sitting on the fence dreaming of countries I want to visit, people I want to meet and experiences I can hardly imagine.
So come with me – share my travels and tell me about yours!
Safe travels, Carol Ann