Sunday, May 17, 2009

Back at the Junction

So after 9 months of traveling, living in Shanghai, a short Christmas Vacation in the US, and a short 4 month excursion to Copenhagen, I have returned home.

Feeling a bit jet-lagged.

More inspiration writings with come forth in the next few days.

Until then, stay classy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Homeward Bound..

So Im glad to see that the ranks of my followers have risen to an enormous 5 dear friends and I thank you for your committment even though I have not written since March, I appreciate who reads this.

Today is my last wednesday in Copenhagen and saturday will be my last day aboard. Traveling the world these past Nine months has been an amazing experience. Alot has happenend in that time and I promise to finally post pictures on Facebook for your viewing pleasure once I get home and figure out my life.

I would like to say that I feel like I've grown up in a way, definitely in the independence department but in many ways this time abroad has only reaffirmed the fact that I am still a little kid. My jokes are still dirty, my laugh is still loud, and I still smile at the most inappropriate times but I guess thats just who I am, hopefully that still makes me a good person.

What I have learned while traveling is that you should not take anything for granted, which I know is hard to actually put in practice, but I am doing my best to let it always weigh on my mind throughout my daily activites. Take pictures whenever you can, and do your best to write things down; its good to remember the big picture but in the end its the little things throughout life that matter..remember these things they will enrich your life.

In the past nine months, I have traversed the sand dunes of the Gobi Desert, lived in a city of 22 million people, eaten my way through Italy and and nearly traveled to 3\4 of Europe. I would be wrong of me to say that I am not satisfied with the people Ive met and the places Ive seen, but I have come to the conclusion that my hunger for travel in insatiable.

Hopefully my future plans in life involve exploring the world, experiencing new cultures, and of course eating delicious food (I have ten extra pounds of culture on me to share with all of you).

Returning to America will be difficult for me, in many ways I will be frustrated and angry by being stuck at home, teaching swim lessons and doing the same ole crap that Hopewell has offered for the past decade, but in others I will fell at peace √łthanks friends!.

Be Spontaneous, Be Adventurous, there is always something around the corner that is waiting to be discovered, and seen in a new light.

Although Im not sure ive grown in ways that will guarantee me a higher salary down the road, I do know that my life has been enriched by what I have done.

Fortunately there is always more to see and do. Hopefully next time you my dear friends can join me in these adventures.

To close,
Denmark has been wonderful, in regards to China it was a completely different culture and I would have to say apart from being obssesed with bikes and smoking the polar opposite of Shanghai. I loved that. Slow pace living and solace Vs. Chaos and the growing passes- not too often are these both experienced in such a short amount of time.

Well I hope to see you all in Mei Guo (USA) sometime at the end of this week. I must leave, I just consumed my last giant cinnamon roll from Saint Peters and now have 12 pounds of culture on me.

Catch you all across pond.

Peace.