Friday, November 13, 2009

My love-hate relationship

So this is Day 5 of this Journey thanks everyone for the encouraging comments. Last night we played waterball. Looking forward to the weekend, but I still have to do a lot of work. But it will be good. I'm looking forward to it.

Traveling changes your perspectives and the way you think about the way things are. I have been deeply affected by what I've seen and where I've been. In all the years of study and reading that I have done nothing has opened my eyes quite the way traveling has. When I was 18 years old I had rarely left Texas and had never left the country. My vision of the world was pretty narrow and I spent most of my time thinking about sports and school. Then during the summer of 2007 I took a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico and I haven't been the same since. Now don't get me wrong I love Texas. I have my roots here and I was raised to have what many would call "repugnant" Texas pride. The thing is, I love Texas like I love my Mom, and I love traveling like I would a women. The love I have for Texas is like the coals of a fire. They are incredibly hot but its a gentle warmth that is constant. The way feel about traveling is more like a roaring bonfire with gasoline being poured on it. I ache to be changing and moving. I can't wait to see my next destination.
Now to tell you about my love-hate relationship...its with the Travel Channel. I watch it tons, I watch so many of their shows its a bit of a habit. However, I get really frustrated with it, I'll be watching Anthony Bourdain go spearfishing in French Polynesia and I get jealous and perturbed and I change the channel. Then I start yearning to see all the cool stuff that they are doing so I turn it back. I am ridiculous, I know.

But yall be careful y ojala que estes con una sonrisa!

1 comment:

  1. I prefer to watch man vs. food on the travel channel, but I still get jealous at what he gets to eat and turn off the t.v. anyway