So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
At all the places doing all the things
No matter how awesome things are going for you, there's always someone somewhere else doing it better -and with supermodels.
There are only so many days allotted for us on this planet. We don't know the number, nor do we know how healthy and wealthy we'll be during those days.
While in the middle of our travelling adventures my lovely wife and I would hear about someone we knew doing something amazing somewhere else. Worse, sometimes we could have been part of their adventure if we weren't already on one.
First world problem, I know.
Here's the thing. We aren't wealthy. We have some health issues we have to attend to. Like everyone else we have responsibilities. No matter, we are still seeking out new places and things to experience.
Lately I've run into a lot of people who wish to do something. They are dreamers but every wonderful thing will take place someday. Everything has to be perfect before they can have their amazing adventures. You know as well as I that few will ever cast off those dock lines and head out into the unknown. Of the few who do, many will be disappointed when they realize their dreams.
I see it all the time. There's the couple who buy a big RV and head out to see the country, but come home after two weeks and the RV rots in the driveway. We've seen people who plan on sailing the world but never cross an ocean. There are those who fly to exotic lands, but only stay in Western style hotels, eat the same foods as they do at home, and only deal with people who speak English.
You don't just jump into adventures and expect to be good at them right off. It takes a lot of stepping outside of the comfort zone to begin to enjoy it. There are people who are stuck and their ruts and do not want to get out of them. They go to work, come home, watch TV -rinse and repeat. Some people live their whole lives that way. What a waste of human potential. Will they have regrets on their deathbed?
Sometimes I have a twinge of regret that I didn't discover sailing at a young age. I'd have disappeared at sea at 18. Then again, I would not have married my amazing wife and had three wonderful daughters. No one can do everything. At least I've done something.
There are times when I hope the reincarnationists are right. That way I can come back and do the things I missed this time around. But why take the chance? Go to at least some of the places and experience some of the things before you die.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.