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After that, I flew them over to join us and we wound up in Chiang Mai where we got great jobs cneck had an extraordinary time for a year and a half.
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Thus, you can ceck happier each day. Even happiness is a journey, not a destination…. The results? These people understand what it is to work towards happiness and they foster it in everything they do. But one thing is living according to certain values, virtues, principles which are appreciated within Western countries, another thing completely different is living according to other different values, virtues, principles which are appreciated within Eastern countries!!
Poised now to head off ljfe who knows? Likely Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet. Tee hee! I love it.
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ceck Thank you; you are an inspiration and and infusion of joy…and confidence. Hi Nora, I believe Sal has done you a very good service.
By posing the questions, he has caused you to examine your future. This is a good thing. I am probably much closer in age to Sal than to you, so my perspective on life tells me that your vision If you want to settle down in life check me out your future will evolve organically as you go along.
You are fortunate to have Sal. Travel well, Josie. Thank you, Josie, I do indeed expect to evolve and grow with life, experience, and newfound bits of wisdom along the way. And yes — I am lucky to have Sal. My poor mother. That time though I was based first near Tikrit and then in Taji, near Baghdad. What a post…I had to scroll and keep scrolling just to get to the bottom to leave a comment.
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Thanks for this awesome and thought provoking post. Thank you, Tiffany! It will just take time for people to get used to this idea. This post really resonated with me.
I wish that others in our lives could just see for a moment that we are living lives that make us happy. Hey Paul — I Oludeniz granny swinger clubs ya. When faced with these jarring comments, I tend to do two things hopefully before I get angry and let loose a tirade: Retirement is sometimes a similar Housewives looking casual sex Terryville Connecticut of word.
Every place has positives and negatives, and the healthcare lack thereof, expense, etc. Hi Loretta — What a fabulous plan you have afoot! And I hear everything you are saying.
You are obviously driven by a dream, and for you not to pursue it would be a shame. To create a nest, stability, and a loving — and easy — environment to live in; now and for years to come.
Like you! I love that re-engagement word! I still hear a lot of people using the other r-word, but it would be great to shift the conversation! Fair enough. Our lifestyle preferences aside, Mr must simply conclude that you have a much higher tolerance for cold weather and snow than I do!
Kate — I very much understand! Each place we call home tends to instill a little bit of itself in us. I do believe that as life goes along, we are a cumulation of our experiences…. I loooooove NZ. First, Brava to all the lasses of a certain age touring the continents!
As an American, there is really no such thing as a If you want to settle down in life check me out job or future anyway, so why not throw it all in a backpack and vaminos? Kudos to you, Nora, for Casual sex Piazza Al Serchio a path. Save me a seat! Haha — thanks, Elena! Thank you for this post! I can totally relate. I appreciate your perspective about trying to decipher what it is about any particular comment that upsets you, or what might be the real feeling that motivated the person to say it in the first place.
I was totally offended by it at the time… it felt condescending and judgmental. Realizing that there were probably these other motives behind her comment helped me to be a little more understanding.
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Northampton PA sex dating I appreciate your honesty with yourself and with your audience as you grapple with these things along the way. Thanks for sharing! Hence, the off-handed comments and ruffled feathers. Thanks for your support! Now I have been sort of settled for about years, in a small cabin on the BC coast with only short trips once per year, and I do value the closer friendships you make over time, and a sense of comfort.
Humans are weird that way, we tend to only see what is there, what someone has build and the squares your supposed to fit into…. Now when they ask me when to settle down, I ask them when they are going to start living and do something with their life they were given past the realm of boring, materialistic, comfort driven mass consumption … they think I still some clueless hippy.
Some of your comments that especially resonated with me:. I wrote about that here: My jobs tour guiding and dive guiding are steady and keep me financially stable and happy. Definitely sharing this well articulated post! Thanks, Rachel! This is a most basic Human Desire. For the rest of us, we search, sometimes constantly, to find this Inner Peace or Joy by looking outside of ourselves.
This comes easily! Certainly the Media will show us! Anyone NOT following this well worn path along which the countless millions tread MAY pose If you want to settle down in life check me out threat to those who are still plodding along that well worn path.
What the heck IS that anyway? Getting old? Settle down? Hmmm, settling down is merely being at Peace with Oneself. Prepare If you want to settle down in life check me out the future financially or otherwise?
Good luck with that. Life can easily simply end, very often unexpectedly. Hi Scott, Thank you for your well-articulated thoughts and feelings! They resonated with me very much. You have to follow your heart and your passion, and many people, even those who care about us As much as Sal obviously cares about you will have to live with that and accept it. I love how you know what makes you happy- many people never find that. Thank you, Erik! I suspect that financial worries are what stop a lot maybe most?
If that part of the puzzle can be solved, then there are so many more options…. I think I might actually be more comfortable on the road than in my hometown now. Totally different priorities in the different lifestyles. Laundry is mundane all over the world! Hi Jeca! Thanks for a very interesting and thought-provoking post. I was going through post-travel blues after returning to the UK from a month trip.
I never went back to the counsellor but I never lost the travel bug. I became an English teacher and used the job to allow me to travel and live in various countries.
I setgle, however, get tired of the temporary lifestyle. A 2-year contract, which was a period of commitment that scared the hell out of me to begin with, began to feel too impermanent.
I found myself longing to put down roots somewhere and make friends who would stick around. I moved to Portugal in at the age of 36 and promptly fell in love, got married, got a house yoy a dog. My circumstances make it difficult to travel outside of Portugal very often but I use every opportunity I get to explore Portugal. As you rightly say, you have no way of knowing now what you will want when you are older.
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All I know is that I am happy to have found a place to call home and to have established a more permanent set up. I feel grounded yet still able to explore and take advantage of opportunities.
Wow, this article came at a great time for me. Being back in my home town and house sitting for my parents as they set of on a 3 month vacation, I have been pondering this same question.
The discussions that I have had about it inevitably end up going back to perceptions and what people think and want. The concept of life being what you want, and living how you want wherever you may find yourself, if a difficult one to grasp. Wow, there are so many insightful comments here and I can If you want to settle down in life check me out why. My family is the same way.
What I gather from what je wrote is that he could,never do what you did… Which entails that he wanr never experience what you e experience. Which is sad if you think about it. The funny thing about my friend, is that he is actually extremely well-traveled, through his past and presently. He was one of my biggest fans and supporters when I began and through my years of sehtle travel.
This email was a fairly recent change of tone for him…I dowb my post about the bad things that have happened to me on the road was a little overwhelming and saddened him.
Sex and Swingers Personals Milf dating in Orland am thankful! Wonderful post Nora. When we first started traveling in we also had some mixed reactions from friends and family.
Perhaps those of us who travel the world as long-term travelers, digital nomads, location independent workers, hopeless wanderers etc will If you want to settle down in life check me out a new trend!
In this day and age it is possible but maybe just a little unusual chwck most people to grasp. I consider us all pioneers! Hey Cheryl, You bring up a good point; maybe we are pioneers in the burgeoning industry of location independent careers. Technology has made our lifestyles possible.
Amazing and a little scary — ha ha! The world is my home.
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I love chcek. Those that ask these questions are happy with their lives, and people like you and I are happy with ours. Safe travels and keep living your extra-ordinary life! Hey Jonny, Thanks! Big difference! I had online somewhat passive income streams. I traveled iut and wherever I wanted. In other words, I doubted the long-term contentment, meaning, happiness-factor of being a long term traveler. So where does that leave us?
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He excites you. He makes you feel things. An unexpected flash of his name across your phone screen sends you into cartwheels across the living room; you are just THAT stoked to be talking to him.
Settling is what you do when you are afraid of being hurt.