Love Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken. Life is a journey. How
about, "its not that I'm afraid of dying, I'm afraid of not
living." "Life is a journey, not a destination..." ~ Ralph Waldo
Emerson (...but Aerosmith said it, too.)
Also, a friend just sent me this one: "Godine su samo broj.
Pokazuju samo koliko si dugo na ovom putu, ali ne i koliki si put
prosao" ~~Years are just a number. They just show how long you have
been on this road, but not how much you have passed...
I guess I love road metaphors for life...
What I’m doing with my life
What is it I want to do when I grow up. I wish I was a better
writer 'cause I'd make a great travel guide author. I love my job
but love my free time too. Life is about balance. That, however, is
always a struggle.
I had someone say before, you shouldn't collect stamps in a
passport. I don't mind that idea provided you are "sucking the
marrow" out of the visit. Yeah, we "do" a country and really only
see the capital city most of the time and never make it outside
that. Then it is off to the next one. We certainly should try to
capture the essence of that trip. Having written that, I do try and
visit a new place every year :) SCUBA diving in Honduras this past
January then trips to Korea and Ukraine (awesome!). Ukraine was
#55. I'm planning some other interesting ones, care to hear?
I’m really good at
listening (huh, what's that?). eating Thai food. visiting new
places. procrastinating (with some things). helping friends.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't own a TV. I remember a friend who came over with his
family. His boy kept looking around the house. We asked him what he
was looking for and he said, where is the TV? So, I usually find
myself reading. Well, studying these days as I think I am a full
time student most of the time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
love non-fiction. As much as I don't facebook, that Social
Networking movie was pretty interesting. I've had Ben Franklin's
autobiography for ages--need to make time for that. Love comedy
shows--if we laughed more we could solve the worlds problems. What
else. I think I've already said Thai food. Add to it Indian food. I
was dying to see Wicked. Now I guess I'll have to go to NYC. I love
just about all kinds of music but my favorite is live music.
The six things I could never do without
2. Diving (skydiving and scuba)--thus the screen name.
3. My camera(s)
5. Eating Thai food
6. Trying new things, places, flavors
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the world, interesting ways to solve certain global conflicts,
where the best Thai food can be found, where am I going to visit
this spring/summer/fall, do I have time to fit that ski trip in,
homework, language vocab, and....
On a typical Friday night I am
spending it with friends out in DC somewhere...ok, I'll even go to
Virginia but they better be good friends. Crossing the moat is
something I am willing to do but don't do it
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I thought I was doing really well on #s of countries that I have
visited until my friend told me she was on # 80 with this next
trip. I am not worthy. My new travel goal is 100 countries by 50
You should message me if
You don't have enough time to visit all the places you want to see,
you can rattle off the best parts of Eastern Europe, it is not if
you go there but how many times and for how long, you have an
expired passport in your drawer under a new one...sense a trend
here. Do you love scuba diving or have an interest? How about speak
a foreign language...ok, studying one, high school spanish? No
Or in summary: A good person who has a sense of adventure and
willing to explore what life has to offer.