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  • These past few years I have been stumped by one of life's riddles:

    If I continue with my career, then I can't see as much of the world as I want to see.
    If I see as much of the world that I want to see, then I can't continue with my career.

    The riddle seems simple, doesn't it?
    Common sense right?
    So, why is it so difficult?

    Two months ago, I had to close down my restaurant. My career, was suddenly over.
    I didn't want it to end...or...did I?

    I have had a passport for 4 years now. It laughs at me, because I have yet to stamp it...
    So, I promised myself that 2012 would be filled with adventure and travel.
    I want to live in different cities, visit different countries, meet new people, and immerse myself in new cultures.
    I want my life to be filled with interesting stories about far away places.

    This new life is completely different for me, and, at times, completely terrifying.
    I often wonder, "Have I really figured this all out, or, have I completely lost my mind?"

    My first adventure of the 2012 was a 4 hour flight to Colorado.
    "Garden of the Gods" looks exactly as it sounds.
    Miles and miles of overwhelming, breathtaking beauty. Red rocks that are so large, and placed so perfectly against the sky, and trees, and eachother. It is truly amazing.

    Finally, my big adventure has begun.

    My passport is still laughing at me, but, it is not the loud, boisterous laugh that has been hounding me for years...the constant reminder of a world not explored. No... lately, my passport has more of a nervous, worried laugh. It knows, it's just a matter of time.

    Riddle solved...
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