Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Final Blog Post For 2013
It's 192 minutes to the new year at the exact time I started this blog post (I had to count several times using my calculator app just to make sure 'cause my mathematics sucks).
Have you managed to cross off all your resolutions for 2013 by now? If you did, you really ought to give yourself a hearty and encourging pat on the back. Congratulations :)
For me, I didn't manage to cross off every of my resolutions since I still owe myself several backlogged blog entries for several of my overseas trips. I've managed to finish all other blog entries though. Man, travel blogs are fun but they eat up the most time but that's only because to me, if I go on an overseas trip and focus only on the shopping, then I'll consider it a wasted half-assed trip.
It's a big world out there with a lot more to discover than just what's selling in the shops and boutiques - cultures, living conditions, way of life, taboos, societal mentalities of foreign lands, histories and such, among other discoveries, are learning opportunities for broadening your horizon that shouldn't be neglected if you have the chance to come face-to-face with them.
Compare the differences between yours and theirs and that's when the magic usually happens. If there is a Third Eye for traveling adventures, that's how you open it, me think.
Since you took the trouble to fly over there, you might as well breathe the experiences all in beyond the shopping. Detailing such things though, can take lots of time but I certainly think they are well worth it even if you end up not being fast enough in compiling them and have to watch them spill over into the next following year where you backlog them back into the previous year or even years before. I'll have to do that and I'll have to hustle.
Anyway, don't beat yourself up if you've tried and still see unaccomplished resolutions in your to-do list for 2013, for a new year is not just a new beginning, it's a new opportunity too. As long as you still have breath in you, you can still write and you can still do. And you can still accomplish.
Just keep moving and try not to be so damned slow like yours truly, ugh.
Happy New Year and Happy 2014, world.
-De Lion Speaks