Fortune favors the bold. So I'm ditching my dental benefits to embark on a worldwide adventure. Come join me as I journey across the earth. I might start in Hawaii, or Central America, or Spain. Who knows where I'll end up?
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Just see what happens and go from there
From my horoscope today: "loosen up and let life take its course. Don't be so quick to plan."
I read a lot about the world. Study it. Consume news about it.
Now its time to live it firsthand.
Mission: Two years of criss-crossing the globe, an average of one month per country.
Ever heard of the British concept of a "gap year?" It's a year immersed in travel for the sake of personal growth. England's Prince Harry, for example, spent his gap year volunteering at a zoo in Australia and building health clinics in Lesotho, Africa. The concept hasn't caught on in the U.S., where most people think a "gap year" means goofing around. Many Americans inaccurately refer to it as "taking time off." It's the opposite. It's self-directed experiential education, with a global edge. I call it, "time on!"