HI, my name is also David, I'm 48, and this is why I'm here.
When your dream comes true and it’s not quite what you had planned… what would you do?
Well… after careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that I do not want to live here
not even in this hemisphere!
There is a wanderlust in my soul that moving across town, or even across a few state lines won’t lose, it is time for me to fly. New people, new ideas, bright lights and fresh experiences are just around the corner of my calendar.
I heard someone say something the other day about “living outside the accepted social norm”, I have lived there most of my life and see little reason to stop now.
Life is but a game, all of our lives we are chasing our own personal DOC with little thought of how limited time really is. If you don’t experience new things now
and try to stay young and alive, you get old and DIE!
I will not go quietly.
Def Lepard said it best, “it' s better to burn out than to fade away”.
I want something that is different and makes me glad to be alive again. I have watched documentaries on SA forever and always thought it was singularly beautiful but was too far from the world I knew. Now the world I know holds little for me and I am at a place in my life where, for the first time, no one else is depending on me!
That my friend, is a very
I will be homesick, I have been there before and I survived it then too. It passes quickly and the more involved you are in something the easier it is and I intend to stay busy learning Spanish and hanging out on the Pacific beaches, for a couple of months at least, then dive into the Rainforest of God for another couple of months. The early part of my adult life was spent on the great rivers in North America and I am truly looking forward to watching the Amazon roll and eddy beneath me, I can’t wait!.
I will still maintain a net presence, as always. The web cam is already packed and the new Yahoo addy is; Adventurous1_on_the_run@yahoo.com
I will be posting pics of new friends, the mountains, Inca ruins, Lima cityscapes, the Pacific coast and the Amazon jungle, by the album, to my blog and FaceBook.
The hardest thing for me about this is telling my daughter I'm leaving, she’s not a child anymore but she’s still my little girl. Her hugs I will miss most of all.
I will dearly miss my son’s companionship, his wit and his sense of humor.
He is my favorite sounding board, my confidante and my brother in arms.
I had originally wanted to leave on August 6 to give me ample time to tie up any loose ends and stash mad cash before taking the “leap”, but, I think may go a month earlier than that.
Patience has never been my forte. ;^)
Life is short… regrets are eternal.