Highway 3: wild animals sighted 15
This is actually the fun part when we joined TravBuddy at a later date, I mean when a whole bunch of buddies had signed up before us - we're kind of having this urge to backtrack and fine-tune our memory to gather as much detailed information as we could about our past travel experience to turn it into a journal and have it shared by this community. Well, I guess another motivation that could push us even more is the notion that we are into writing and just love doing it. Speaking for myself, this is the force behind my being gung-ho about this right now. This is NOT to claim that I am a good writer. As a matter of fact, I am not - and up to this stage I am still in the process of honing my English writing. Truthfully, recognising my effort (that I put in writing) by others does not count big to me and comes only as secondary! Instead, it is this certain level of inner contentment - everytime my fingers start to tap the keyboard and my mind begins to crank-up slowly like a car's idle engine (during a terrible winter time) right after you insert the key and put the engine in pumping motion, that makes the passion within me feels at ease.
In its mysterious way, writing has become therapeutic and has acted as antidote to one's monotonous life or worse, to the perrenial stress we feel, which has been a proven precursor to the degeneration of our well being. Writing or journal- writing for that matter, is like anything else that we love doing: snowboarding with friends, eating breakfast in bed with our wife/husband, finishing our much delayed two-year old basement project, pillow-fighting with our kids, etc. They are like an imaginary vent-off valve that we invisibly attached over our head in order to release any forthcoming 'fumes' of dreadful anger. TravBuddy provides an excellent space to anyone who simply loves writing and passionate about travelling.
Smallest church I've seen. Along Highway 3.
Considering all the good things a journal-writing can do to us - from the idea of being able to know people in various walks of life and sharing a common interest (i.
e. travelling) with them, and to being able to contribute our travel experience to others' benefit, it allows us to have a more rewarding quiet time in our study room or it cements an even more intense relationship we shared with our laptop (well, this one maybe too far-fetched, ha ha!). This is why I like this site: for me, its mission is universal. I mean, for sure anybody - at any point in his life, must have already travelled. Be it someone who is enthusiastic in traversing his city's or town's neighbouring communities, and to someone who had dusted-off his shoes at the doorstep of every single country in the whole world. At the end of the day, both have each story to share. So keep sharing your travel escapades!
Makes me want to move here!
Last Spring, after having done my term in consulting in one of the local companies, I was up in the market for awhile.
TO BE CONTINUED...
where we stopped for coffee