My life motto at the moment is "Carpe Diem!"
I work from home and plan to continue working while I travel throughout Europe, but I have the ability so I have decided to capitalize on it -- I want to see what I can of the world! I want to experience and learn from other cultures, make new friends and have fun.
One quote particularly rang true with me while I was putting together my trip:
"I found my heart upon a mountain I did not know I could climb, and I wonder how many other pieces of myself are secreted away in places I judge I cannot go."
While I work in website development for a living, I do blues and swing dancing, with occasional Argentine Tango, everywhere I go. I also am training for a Marathon and Triathlon right now, and I feel incomplete without some sort of daily exercise.
I will end with one more quote:
"I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out
in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom
of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time."
- Jack London