Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Striking out again

I has been an awesome 3 weeks here in tairua with Paul and Ange, It is time to srike out again and see some diffrent things. I head off to auckland tomorrow and meet up with some friends from the states who are flying in.  I will not say goodbye to the friends and family that i have made here because we will all meet again when our paths cross in the future.

It is exciting what the future holds, the people that i meet along the way, and the places that i will see, makes the experince one to stick around for.  Traveling is really worth all the money and time that you can throw at it, there is no reason that anyone cant go travel.  many people say how do you travel around, the key is just to do it!  Sure there are many hurdles to jump over, but anyone can limit their belongings and jump on a train or plane somewhere.  This is all fine and dandy you might say, but what about money? That is the question that i hear most, and really you just have to let go.  the key is if your not happy to change something in your life, if work doesnt make you happy, Quit! something better will come along. Buy a ticket to somewhere you have always wanted to go and go! even if you dont have money, something will work itself out. If there are kids in the picture then, in my mind you have to take them somewhere, there are plenty of families i have met traveling that have very little, but those kids will have memories for the rest of their lives.  Somebody really smart once said "Go at least one place a year you have never been before." Dali lama 

So grab an instrument and a ticket to somewhere, and enjoy life! 

With love 


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Beach life

Hello everyone back home, haven't taken too many photos, and have just been relaxing at this beach house with the crew.  Have met some really special people so far in NZ, and reconnected with some great friends.  Thanks everyone! 

The experince is never quite the same. Every time I find myself back in a familiar place, the experince is not going to be what it was.  My experince this time in NZ is much different from last year even though I visit some of the same places. As though the tide and the waves changes a beach, that beach will change and it will never be the same as what it once was. The tide has changed the beach in front of the house here so it is not the same aesthetically, but nevertheless it is the same beach. Our beaches in life will always change and we cannot expect them to be the same, we must let go and indulge in the experince of the new beach rather than the old one. In this journey of life there are so many avenues to take, and so many places those avenues will lead, it is pretty mind boggling. In the last week and a have I have met some incredible people, and my new experince is not better or worse, it has just changed.  I must keep reminding myself to stay on this beach, and take a deep breath and enjoy the sun, because that all we can really do. 

With love, Colby