Sunday, December 14, 2008

"...and I have lived so many lives, though I'm not old..."

It is cold. So, I am down to 24 days until my flight leaves. (Pause for a panic attack) Ok, I'm back. I will be working my fingers to the bone until I leave because anyone that knows me, knows that I need to save, save, save to ensure that I am not homeless on a beach in Australia. Can you feel sad for a homeless person who lives on a beach? Probably so. Either way, no days off for me until I leave Atlanta for Christmas and then I will return and work my final, few days at LOMA and then be on my way. I have a few things that I need to figure out, 1.) I have to set up an Aussie bank account, which can be done online 2.) I have to secure cell (or now, I guess I have to be pretentious and say mobile) service and 3.) I have to figure out what goes with me and what stays. Someone recently told me to pack my bag and lay out the money that I want to take with me and I should "reduce the clothing by half and double the money". It sounds like sound advice to me! I really hope that this journey is good for me. It is tough because when you have wanted to do something for so long, you can easily set yourself up for disappointment but I am trying to go in with an open mind and a malleable plan. Nothing set in stone, just go with the flow. That is tough for me because I like order and to have control, so this will be interesting. Also, if anyone is looking for inspiration or to follow a dream that you have always had, I recommend the book, "What Would You Do If You Had No Fear?" by Diane Conway. It is a series of short, real-life stories of how people made a commitment to following a dream and how they ended up better off because of it. Enjoy!

12 comments:

Divine Diane said...

You made my DAY!!!! I'm Diane Conway and I wrote the book you mentioned: What Would You Do If You Had No Fear? You are doing what many people only dream of, you will be richly blessed! Keep me posted, Diane

SFUrbangirl said...

I am fortunate enough to know Diane Conway and did the "No Fear" exercise at a retreat. It has transformed my life. I am doing things I only dreamed of. Have a safe and wonderful journey. Godspeed............
PS - My story is in the book. transforming

- Edmund - said...

Hi - are you kidding me? A friend gave me that book for Christmas of 2004 and each year, I always buy someone a new copy because I think it is the simplest way to prove that we are the only ones who limit ourselves. Thank you both so much for writing!

lissylulu said...

Wow! I was going to say that I will be getting that book to read on my vacation coming up in two weeks.. and there is the author commenting on your page.

Edmund,
*hug* I know that you will experience a number of great things on your adventure and I can't wait to hear about them! I'll miss not being able to just call you up when I need a friend, but I know that you will only be an email away. I'll still miss you though.. :)

- Edmund - said...

Melissa - isn't it great that she wrote to me?! It is a great, inspirational book. Short read but great stories! Call me soon and more so, plan a trip to the "land down under"!

lissylulu said...

Edmund, I've been thinking about it! I want to go to the land down under.. but I'm not sure where my travels will take me this year! It's a possibility.. but I just don't think a week would be long enough!

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