Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I Love Google Earth

I'm not an addict I swear. But when I have 10 or 15 minutes to kill or when I wake up solidly at 3:30 AM it is there for me.

So I guess I have to admit I woke up at 3:30 this morning and 30 minutes of tossing and turning didn't turn it around - miss my little girl so much - so I checked work email and then got on google earth and recaptured my travels. I went to Tokyo and Nikko and London and France and St. Martin Orient Beach, where it is possible to see individual beach lounges set out by the clear blue water. I traveled to Easter Island where you can see everything and Machu Picchu where you can see nothing but trees. I ventured on to County Wexford Ireland where my ancestors originated and marvelled at the sizes of the homes there since I figured they were all moss-covered cottages at least 200 years old. I even ventured to the Google complex and toured it wishing I could be emplyed there.

Sometimes I travel for a minute to China or Pakistan or Glasglow. Always it is an adventure and always I have another location I must add to my "must see before I die" list. I might read a novel set in Guernsey and I can go there on line.

This world is so huge and such an education y'all! Go see it while you can! If I had learned this lesson at 23 and not 42 I would have been an eternal vagabond. If you are younger than me please choose the world before marriage and children. Please. You will be so much more prepared for it when you return and will be able to teach your children so well. If you are older than me chances are you are retired. You have no job and a retirement that is waiting for SOMETHING. GO SEE IT! It is very scary to leave your life - I am scared shitless right now about spending a year in South America - but it's worth every scared part of your being. Just GO! I know I will love it and will probably spend days in bed being depressed and crying missing the house and cats but I swear to you it is worth every emotion to experience it.

JUST DO IT! (You pussy)

1 comment:

Harvey said...

eh!? Is South America 100% decided now?

Wow... you're gonna leave your life and move to South America?! That's crazy!

You must be scared shitless.

Good luck!