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This Is Not A Gap Year – Tampa, Florida

8 Aug

This is not, and never will be, a gap year. Gap years aren’t a real thing.

The term “gap year” suggests that doing anything other than following the conventional path doesn’t count as a part of your life, or at least as a part of your “real” life. I once said that you don’t need a permanent home, a job, a routine, and responsibilities to justify the realness of your experiences.

All of these different types of years, “gap” or otherwise, are just different ways to live REAL life.

I have traveled a lot in the past two years. I’ve lived abroad, I’ve lived at home, I’ve backpacked, I’ve volunteered, I’ve worked, I’ve interned…I’ve bathed an elephant, I’ve done quantitative research, I’ve taken shots, I’ve taken risks, I’ve put a note in the Western Wall, I’ve gotten a tattoo in Thailand (And I’m definitely not alone on this one), I’ve been inside some castles, buddhist temples, and gothic cathedrals, I’ve watched the stars in the desert and the sunrise over the ruins at Angkor Wat…

This isn’t a phase or an isolated period – it’s all my life.

This is not a gap year and it’s not something I’ve chosen by accident or by default, although I will say there were moments when I have felt more sure of my decisions than others.

But I realized something important recently, and it’s crazy that it’s taken me two years to come to this but: I love to travel!

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Awesome! :)

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New Delhi, India

11 Jan

Craving Adventure

It’s funny how you can miss even the hardest times. I guess when they are over, they just become part of your collection of adventures. I’m craving to create more.

Leaving New Delhi, Sept. 2012.

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Really great photo!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

23 Oct

Sometimes I think of the times or moments when I am really incredibly happy. And something that never lets me down at making me happy is travelling. Putting down the map and getting lost in the streets. A wonderful feeling of freedom – and the sweet discovery of the unknown. That is pure love.

toemail, toes, feet, photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Good times!

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