to have me as a parent. To many people’s eyes, I am a nomad, a wanderer, a free
spirit—one with a rootless existence. To some, I am a rebel for I choose to
defy conventions and live life as I feel it should be lived. But to a few, I am
a person of infinite passions, an individual who makes things happen because I
choose to live my dreams.
understand that a traveler cannot give you all the material possessions
your heart desires. All I have is a wealth of memories and wisdom that I have
carefully tucked in my heart, so when you come into this world, I will be able
to let you experience what really matters in life.
at maps and asking for a globe as a Christmas gift. If you find yourself
itching to run around the neighborhood under the rain or the scorching sun. If
you hear the sound of tribal drums from a distance, calling you. Would you just
push these yearnings away and stay? Or would you hunt for the source of the
beats that beckon you?
in a beautiful world. So I dare you to “free yourself, like a gazelle from the
hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of a fowler.” Some people spend
a lifetime figuring out what their passions are. If you find yours, grab it,
never let it go.
yet? They are not supposed to be there. That sinking, uncomfortable feeling is
a sign that you have to let those beautiful winged creatures run free. And when
they do, chase them. Dreams are not to be bottled inside, they should be
rut, somehow the universe will conspire to pull you out of the mire. But it is
not a done deal, my darling. Life can teach us valuable lessons in our
struggles. There are some things, often the essential ones, that you have to
into a job, make sure it’s something that gives you happiness and contentment.
Never allow it to control you, my child, or else you will end up grumpy and sad.
When you find yourself fraught by a frenetic day-to-day routine, battling
anxiety, and fighting a morass of troubles that leave you confuzzled (confused
and puzzled), snap out of it! You deserve better.
Our families love us so much that they gird us against uncertainty.
Everything might be carefully planned, properly measured, so we won’t have to
fail or get into some kind of trouble. If you find yourself, growing up in that
kind of environment, don’t fret. There is always a way out. Remember, that what
you have always yearned for is just right outside your comfort zone.
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A word of warning, though. Once that protective bubble has burst, a
gush of wind will sweep you off your feet, and push you to break more
boundaries. Can you handle that, my child?
doubts and insecurities brought about by your circumstances. But don’t let it
stop you. Don’t make excuses. They are only for the weak in spirit. You can always overcome obstacles when you have faith
in something. Never lose sight of it. Whenever you’re lost, it will
light up your way.
resist. Let it dig into the deep caverns of your chest. Allow it to extract
past hurts that weigh you down. You can’t fly when you’re heart is heavy.
You can’t escape from them, my love. But it is only when we experience the bad
that we learn how to trust the beauty of humanity.
Travel will squeeze you, mold you, beat you to the
pulp until you can’t even recognize your former self anymore—if you allow it
to take its course, it will create a better being out of you.
letting it sweep you completely, don’t ever
forget that no matter where the road takes you, you will always have loved ones
waiting for you in a warm place called home.
your life. It will be the greatest gift that you can give me. Don’t waste it.
Explore. Get lost in the luxury and romance of the great outdoors. Meet new
people. Embrace unfamiliar cultures. Don’t be afraid to take that one leap
of faith that will change your life forever.
how an eagle learns to fly? Its mom pushes it off the nest. It struggles. It
gets scared. But it never gives up. Now see how majestic it soars.
to be like that baby eagle. Jump, I command you, then conquer the skies!
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