A few weeks ago I was having quite an interesting conversation with two friends in one of the coffee shops in Bandung. One of them is an avid traveler. Don’t ask what countries he has been to and how long he usually travels.
“We have a plan to visit Flores in the middle of this year,” I told C – let’s just call him that.
“Cool! For how long? A month?” he replied with a very enthusiastic tone.
I replied, “That’s impossible! We are office employees, who have a limited holiday time! Only 8 days! Not like you, who have unlimited time.”
After that, C gave us many inputs for our travel plan. C always spends a lot of time when traveling for EXPLORING the uniqueness of whatever place he goes to. So, he’s not only checklisting his bucket list but also talks to the people, tastes their food, and…imagine, he once stayed on the boat with a group of fishermen for more than a week to know how they do their work! Dangerously amazing!
From his story, suddenly I realized again that we live only once, so we should explore to learn how far we can go and deal with any kind of situation.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- H. Jackson Brown Jr.
In this year – 2015 – I want to EXPLORE myself in the better way (of course), such as my writing and blogging skills. And also explore the world through traveling. I can’t wait to do my Flores Trip again, insha Allah!
Now, would you tell me what your word is for 2015? 🙂
This blog entry makes up a collection of writing by fellow bloggers who joined the English Blogging Club, launched on January 5, 2015. Learning English while blogging! Why not? 😉
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