TRAVEL TO EVERY COUNTRY. SAY WHAT?

THAT’S RIGHT FOLKS! MY #1 DREAM IS TO TRAVEL AND EXPERIENCE EVERY SINGLE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. SOUNDS DAUNTING, EH? WELL I WOULD TOTES CLASSIFY MYSELF AS REBELLIOUS! ( LOL, YEAH RIGHT!)
THE SWEET SMELL OF THE OCEAN BREEZE MISTING YOU IN THE CARIBBEAN. THE SOUND OF NOTHING ATOP OF A MOUNTAIN YOU JUST CLIMBED. DINNER SERVED TO YOU ON A TERRACE, OVERLOOKING THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA IN ITALY. SPENDING YOUR VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS IN GERMANY, EXPERIENCING THE VAST MARKETS.
OH MY GOD, I MIGHT CRY.  
THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE MANY THINGS I’VE DAY-DREAMED ABOUT.  TRAVEL HAS ALWAYS BEEN A STANDARD DREAM OF MINE.
I’VE STRUGGLED TRYING TO PICK THE PERFECT COLLEGE MAJOR. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I REALLY WANTED TO DO WITH MY LIFE. TRAVEL HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE, ALWAYS REMINDING ME OF WHAT I REALLY WANT TO DO.
THERE IS SO MUCH TO SEE. SO MUCH TO DO, AND I’M STILL STUCK RIGHT IN GOOD’OLE PENNSYLVANIA. MY PHILOSOPHY TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME TO GROW WHERE MY ROOTS ARE, BUT HOW CAN I GROW WHEN THERE IS NOTHING TO LEARN.
MY SMALL TOWN IS GREAT FOR FAMILIES THAT WANT A RELATIVELY SAFE COMMUNITY TO RAISE THEIR KIDS. WE HAVE A FEW STORES AND SOME PARKS HERE AND THERE, BUT IT LACKS GLOBAL DIVERSITY.
NOT TRYING TO STEREO TYPE MY HOMETOWN, BUT A LARGE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE HERE ARE OLDER PEOPLE. THEY ALSO HAPPEN TO BE CAUCASIAN, REPUBLICAN, AND CONSERVATIVE.
LIKE I SAID, NOT MUCH DIVERSITY.
IT SOMETIMES FEELS LIKE NO ONE REALLY GETS ME AROUND HERE. MY CLASSMATES ALL HAVE FUTURE CAREERS PICKED OUT. THEY KNOW WHERE THEY WANT TO LIVE, HOW MANY KIDS THEY WANT TO HAVE, AND BASICALLY COMPLETELY PLANNED OUT THEIR ENTIRE FUTURE.
I ON THE OTHER HAND, HAVE NO IDEA. I’M GOING UNDECIDED TO COLLEGE. I WANT TO FIND LOVE SOMEDAY, BUT UNLIKE HALF THE GIRLS IN MY SCHOOL, I HAVEN’T PLANNED MY WEDDING YET. I MEAN, WHY SHOULD I?
WHY PLAN YOUR ENTIRE FUTURE, WHEN THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT ONE  THING CAN COMPLETELY CHANGE IT ALL. I KNOW I WANT TO TRAVEL, BUT I HAVEN’T PLANNED OUT WHEN I’LL GO TO EACH COUNTRY.
I WANT TO LIVE LIFE IN THE NOW, THE PRESENT. LET LIFE TWIST AND TURN, AND WATCH IT UNFOLD.
 SOMEDAY I’LL GET OUT THERE AND SEE IT ALL, BUT FOR NOW I GUESS I JUST HAVE TO SIT BACK AND LIVE VICARIOUSLY THROUGH OTHERS. BUMMER.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ME!
MUCH LOVE DELANEY

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