...for her, every day was the same, and when each day is the same as the next, it's because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises. – Paul Coelho
I have shared with friends that I hope to lazily make my way through Europe this time, unlike the previous whirlwind backpacking trip in 2004–blowing through 9 countries and 12 cities in just one month. I want to fully embrace each location, and not just what the surface may have to offer, as I feel that the luxury of time will be my greatest asset, and I plan to cherish all that can be taken advantage from it. I plan to adopt this same philosophy in the relationships and encounters that await me, drinking in all that each moment has to offer before relinquishing that present time to the countless memories I am collecting.