A BRIEF intermission: Month Four – Realization and Action

“Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” – David Frost

Today is July 7. Four months of traveling under my belt.

It was three weeks ago when it hit me. This sudden realization of what I want from my life.

I was standing on a riad’s rooftop terrace in Marrakesh, looking out at the medina, when suddenly, WHAM!

I know what I want to do with the rest of my life.

In my teens, I wanted to be a publicist, so I chased and chased and chased that dream. In my 20s, I lived that dream.

When I turned 30, I realized after working at firm in Atlanta, this isn’t what I want. I don’t want to tout people or companies I don’t believe in.

So, I set off on this adventure. I expected to learn more about myself, but I didn’t expect to find myself.

But, on that rooftop, I did just that.

It was the first time in my life I wasn’t striving for something. I was not trying to be successful. I was simply trying to be ME.

“Just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.”

I love traveling. I love waking up and not knowing what today … tomorrow … the next week will hold. I love the feeling of being free.

So, success will come from doing what I love.

I have been very fortunate the past few months and have been on some press trips (courtesy of Rwanda Development Board and Land of Valencia) and have loved every moment.

Like a ton of bricks, the realization came to me …

I want to do this for the rest of my life.

And, so now comes the hard task. I have to re-vamp my Web site until I can make enough money to get one designed all pretty for me. I have to write a lot more than I expected. When I get back to America, I have to find the time to get a job, make money, and write my book.

I know it’s not easy. I know it will take time.

But, DAMN, it feels good to KNOW what I want … that when I am 80, i will look back and know I LIVED precisely the way I wanted to.

DooSahnGeeRay. Salud. Saha wa’afiab. Sagligina.

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