Quiet Contemplation

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I realised today that I have been 18 for exactly 4 months! Not even half a year! On the one hand it made me feel very young, on the other it made me stop and take stock of what I feel I have achieved since I legally became an adult.

Before my birthday I made a quiet pact with myself; turning 18 and running away to Europe was my chance to start living the life I love and loving it (to paraphrase the sage Mr Marley). I promised me that I would grab my goals, big and small, with two hands. Sorry I'm starting to sound like a sap. The point it this. In my short adult life I have:

*visited 7 new countries
*discovered the joy that is TB meetups!
*found out that I CAN travel by myself and more importantly that I LIKE it
*relied on myself (with varying degrees of sucess)
*learned things
*heard the stories of others
*met amazing new people and made friends that are going to stick around
*set myself goals and achieved them
*added to my lists as much, if not more, than I have crossed off
*made memories

This, more than anything else that I've achieved in my life, has made me realise that I can do whatever I set my mind to. I will go home at the end of this year with that. And I feel I owe you lot a very great deal of thanks.
lovely_lori88 says:
yeah bondy you're so not on that list! awww kat i love ya!
Posted on: Aug 03, 2008
lauro says:
im glad i was a part of it kat ^_^
Posted on: Aug 01, 2008
Bondy2007 says:
*met amazing new people and made friends that are going to stick i included in that list, and if so how would one get off that list:p
Posted on: Aug 01, 2008
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