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Making The Most Out Of Happy Hour

We all hear the call for change. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that whispers "tomorrow, things will be different, I will be different"... and on we dream.

Sometimes we here the voice that roars to us at the end of the day to move on with our lives, to reach out and grab life with both hands and make the most of it.

It is how you deal with those voices that make us who we are. All we can hope for, is that the voices don't start answering back!

My good friend Lori heard those voices, and some others that I should not talk about now. She felt the need to change her life. Not that there was anything wrong with the life she had in Maple Ridge, Vancouver, but being the call of the world soon enticed her out of her comfort zone to travel the world with her dear friend Melissa, who hates me but that is a whole other story for another day.

Bert Has Such Difficult Decisions To Make, Its Not Easy Being A Light Bulb

The two girls traveled together until Lori felt it time to settle down and get a job in London whilst Melissa felt the urge to travel further and farther. As time went by, Lori would have experiences that far exceeded her expectations, that would take her places she had never seen with people she would have never known.

I was one of those lucky people. From the day she invited me to join her in Paris, I have never looked back. She did not just invite me on a holiday but gave me an opening into her circle of friends. All of whom have since become my friends and I have seen them many many times since. They are true friends, as is she.

Needless to say, coming to London was one of the best things the girl had ever done.

Speech Time
As the minutes tick by, so do the hours and the days. Soon she had been in London far longer than expected and the voices which she had so easily appeased before were back again, calling for change.

This time it would take the form of an epic during homeward bound. Albeit in the completely opposite direction. Stopping off in Germany, South East Asia, Oz, Kiwiland and a short spin in the states before reaching her awaiting home of Camerica!

In her short time over this side of the pond, Lori's smile and Camerica style has affected many people. I would say she arrived with no friends but leaves many great friends behind. This could not be farther from the truth. She has left none of us behind, we all know we will see her again. At some point in the future when our paths cross again.

Her going away party was testament to the friendships she forged whilst being over this direction. Granted many of us claimed to be there for Matt's going away not hers (they were going to travel together for the 1st few months of her trip), then again, most of us know Matt through her so I suppose she deserved a drink being drank in her honour.

derekbilldaly says:
Big shame you werent there Hannah!
Yeah, I mean, meeting Lori meant i got to meet you lot which has since led to me having so many other amazing adventures and even more future plans with you lot....but dont tell her I said that, wouldn't want her getting a big head now eh??
Posted on: Jun 01, 2009
hannah-lou says:
An amazing person and from her more amazing people. Meeting her and the rest of ya was the best part of my travels.
Posted on: Jun 01, 2009
Bondy2007 says:
Who's Lori?
Posted on: May 15, 2009
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