Thursday, May 7, 2009

half joking always turns into something great

That's what happened a few months ago. I should preface this post by saying that my mom is literally my best friend. She's the only one I can go to with anything and I know that not only will all my secrets be safe with her, but that she will never judge me because of anything I say or do. I love that she's so bluntly honest. If I say something that shocks her, confuses her, makes her angry, or disappoints her, she says so. And I so very much appreciate that, because it makes me a better person. And on the other hand, whenever she's happy for me, proud of me, or pleasantly shocked, she says so :) My mom is the best person I know. I love my mom :)

So, anyways, a few months ago, I was asking my mom about some things... Our conversation went something like this...

Me: Mom, can we travel?

Mom: What do you mean?

Me: Like... To someplace exotic... Someplace far, far away? Ooo like Thailand. Or Ireland! Or *contented sigh* Greece.

Mom: *laughs* Someday we will!

Me: I really want to travel. Really bad!

Mom: I know you do.

*silence* (I was thinking about Ireland and all the other places I wanted to visit.)
Mom: I know what you should do!

Me: What?

Mom: When you grow up... You should write for a travel magazine and travel around the world and take pictures and write articles about all the places you visit!

*my eyes lit up to the size of Texas and I ran around the room in little circles, screaming and thinking about all the fun that would be*

Me: You're brilliant!

So, I had my heart set on doing just that. I did research. I made a list. I picked out (in order, I might add) the countries I wanted to visit and what I wanted to do in each one, and compiled a report. (Yes... I know... When I get into something, I get really into it.) Unfortunately, no plans that I know of are in the works to go to any of these places any time soon, but I will always have my faith :)

Here's my re-re-re-re-re-vised list....

1) Galway, Ireland
2) Phuket, Thailand
3) Santorini, Greece (Yes, where the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was filmed :])
4. Venice, Italy
5. London, England (I hear it's a photographer's DREAM!)
6. L.A., California
7. Cannon Beach, Oregon
8. Paris, France
9. Maui, Hawaii
10. Slovenia
11. Milan, Italy
12. Buenos Aires, Argentina

My goal is to visit all of these places one day... And so so many more!

1 comment:

  1. sounds good! I'm impressed that you have it down to such specific places!