Thank you to everyone who piped in on my one (and hopefully only) political post yesterday. I have enjoyed reading people’s opinions, and I looked up–and investigated–every single link I was given. I feel more educated on the subject now than ever, and I’ve decided my choice must come down to what I value most in life…financial responsibility, or family matters. It seems like neither candidate will let me choose both.
Despite what many [or all] of you might think, I don’t write posts like that just to stir up a little bit of loco in people’s lives.
Oh, who am I kidding? Of course I do.
But I can almost swear never to get political again, on account of every time my phone rang yesterday, I answered it with great trepidation. I was just sure somebody with access to my number was going to really chew me out for going postal and signing up to be a Democrat (which I haven’t, but I don’t promise I won’t make any rash decisions).
Which brings me to the topic of today. Rash decisions.
The most monumental rash decision I ever made was to move to Canada after my first year at ASU didn’t go so well. It was monumental because it led me to meet Poor Kyle, and I can honestly say my life has never really been the same since. When I drove North to this country for the first time, and saw all the sights of Alberta, I had no idea the role this place would play in my future.
Another rash decision I made was to pack my bags and become a nanny in French-speaking Belgium. I thought I knew the language, but I knew nothing. It was one of my life’s most profound experiences, and I would not have changed it for anything.
It was that voyage that taught me how to truly travel lightly, how to communicate with people in their home country, how to be independent…how to make it on my own. I was in Paris for a week…all by myself. On a “family” trip to Amsterdam, I woke up early one morning to see the Ann Frank House, and wandered through the streets with a map until I eventually got there. I did it. I have a huge sense of confidence (not indestructibility, just confidence) in myself because of all the opportunities I’ve had to see the world.
And that brings me to my next topic: what if I had a travel blog, documenting all the places I’ve been or would like to go? Would you read it? Would that be boring? Would you groan at the thought of yet another blog you feel obligated to follow?
Hit me with your honest opinion–I can take it.