#133 Find land

Any road of happiness needs to incorporate a voyage of exploration. Sadly, in the modern World there isn’t a whole lot left to discover anew. But a passage of personal discovery does still lie ahead. I’ve been getting itchy feet for a while and an urge to travel. However, responsibilities at home have meant I’ve had to reign in my readiness to roam and eagerness to explore. After reading a post about procrastination earlier in the week, the urge began to simmer again with dreams of differing destinations.

Life is ultimately what we make it and it is all to easy to let circumstances defeat our desires as we struggle to balance the scales of freedom and responsibility. The scales have been sitting heavy on the side of responsibility for a long time as I endeavor to nurture my boys into fine young men, the problem is I’ve stopped nurturing myself for a while now. I’m a firm believer in leading by example, so the new philosophy is to stay true to me and be the man I want them to become. ¬†A man who can choose both freedom and responsibility. It’s time to go a travelling and find land, albeit in mini-break style scenario.

With Holland on the horizon as I begin my continental marathon quest later this month it seemed important to maintain the momentum. I’ve wanted to visit Auschwitz for a while after reading about the atrocities carried out there, and with procrastination parked, I’ve pencilled in Poland next and booked a visit to get 2013 underway. I’m looking forward to learning more about the world as I make way around to satisfy the travel bug.

Finding land – the hitlist!

  • England – visited
  • Finland
  • Greenland*
  • Holland – October 2012
  • Iceland
  • Ireland – visited
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Ireland – visited
  • Poland – March 2013
  • Scotland – visited
  • Swaziland
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand

Ooh, I feel like Christopher Columbus already! The voyage commences 20th October 2012. Let’s see what I can learn on the journey as I gallop the globe.

*Greenland¬†– although not officially it’s own country being a colony of Denmark, I’m sure it will be worth a visit so it’s included!

 

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