I know that the thought of death is both an uncomfortable, and, most often, an eagerly avoidable topic to discuss, but with the enormity of the great adventure I am planning to set out upon it's a question that people have brought up through their concerns. My answer has been that I would rather die living my life to the fullest, than, even years from now, have a heart-attack due to stress over concerns that are insignificant in the complexity of that which I find important enough to die for– as death exists not just within the confines of an adventurous life full of potential hazards but also in one that is built around stability and security. Often times, false senses of security. It begs the question, what is it that is important enough in your own life that you would be willing to risk your life for? Is it really that difficult to wrap one's mind around the idea of potentially risking your life to fulfill a dream? A passion? Because, I believe that daily we take that risk, knowingly or not, by venturing out into the world even as routine and safe as we may expect it to be.
I've told family and close friends if by some unfortunate circumstance I don't make it back from this great journey, to realize that I was out living my life to the fullest, without regret, chasing down my passion and dream in life. Seeking to achieve what so many of us only talk about, and in that sense I can say that I died like a hero going home.
I continue to understand that travel, let alone world travel, is not for everyone, but as the underlying topics of many of my blogs, I challenge people to examine the dream that they may have and let it not slip away, but to take a risk in life before it's too late, "... so fight with whatever you've got, whatever you can lay your hands on...never stop. The minute you do, that's the minute the world rolls right over you." – Film Red
Fight for your dream..