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On Adventure – Big and Small

I’m a big fan of adventures – of not letting your life get boring.  This past weekend I had persimmon pudding for the first time.  Pretty good.  I went to the NC Persimmon Festival just to try it. 

I also visited two Walmart stores to find the new Gingerbread Oreos.  They are pretty darn good.  The cookie part is the golden (vanilla) Oreo, it’s the filling that is gingerbread.  Yum!

Basically if I see something I haven’t tried, I try it (well, if chocolate, sugar, peanut butter, cake or frosting are involved).  Why not?  What a great way to have a mini-adventure!  And you may not be a fan of sweets, so you can name your thing.  But it sure helps if it’s inexpensive!

My next big adventure is not inexpensive, but it will be fun and will push me out of my comfort zone.  I’ve always wanted to go to Italy.  To stand in the Sistine Chapel and see all the glories of the Renaissance.  And who doesn’t want to see the canals of Venice and the coliseum in Rome?  I’ve been putting the trip off, waiting until after the recession or until the European economy settled down.  I was also waiting until I met Mr. Right.  Well, I’ve met Mr. Right, and he just started a new job and can’t go!  If you wait to live your life, you’ll never live it.  

I’m headed to Venice on November 15th.  Recession still here, Europe far from settled down, and going solo.  I’m going with a tour group, so I’ll make new friends.  The recession might hang around for a long time to come, and who knows when Europe will get it together.  Meanwhile the great wonders of history are eroding.  There is no better time to go than now.

Is there something you’ve always wanted to do?  What are YOU waiting for?  There will never be a perfect time or a perfect situation.  The only time you are guaranteed is now. You’ll never be any younger.  Your life is now – live it!

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Christian Austell
9 years ago

What a great meeting. I heard your ‘quick’ talk today at nc
green and grow in Greensboro. I am a landscape/ urban planner
for the City of Durham. I am very excited about taking these fe pointers
back to my employess and management. Again thank you for your
loiters and ‘Zest’ for daily life. Now that you have experienced Italy,
look at travel in , Santorini, Greece in the Fall. The food, people and landscape
are heavenly for sure. Thank you