January 15, 2014

Reflective moments — Travel

Do you travel?

I travel a lot.   I've been to twelve states in the U.S out of fifty, the District and the Virgin islands; some of them I made repeated visits.  Outside the US, I've been to three different countries.  

To some of you this might not seem like a lot.  I know there are loads of places to visit.  My goal is to do more international travel—Bali, Rome, Tokyo, South Africa, etc are all on my list.  There's just something about travel that you can't learn in a classroom.  I've always admired people who can jet set on a dime, they only need necessities in a backpack.

Makes me cringe when I hear people tell me at 54 years old that all they know can be summed up in 50 miles.  They've never ventured out, worse, they have no desire to.  How big could their habitat be after 54 years?  

Next stop for me is Tel Aviv, Israel.  I never imagined in a lifetime I would find myself there—I mean, it wasn't on my list.  I owe this adventure to a great friend of mine who encouraged me to put this trip together.  Like most of us, I'm so wrapped up in the dailies that traveling is not always the first thing on my mind.  Even when I think I should travel more, I think, well I could but I'd have to miss work, loose pay, delay paying those bills...

The list of excuses go on and on.

I'm taking cues from a great educator I've had the pleasure of working with.  She reminds me there's no goal without a plan and there's no plan without a goal.  So, my goal is to make at least one international trip a year and I plan to schedule it on my dailies without fail.

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