I talk to myself in the car.
All. The. Time.
Not ‘Hey Clair, how was your day” type thing. When it looks like I’m talking to myself I’m actually having an imaginary interaction with another person. These are the best types of conversations; 100% in control.
In one of these non-conversations to a friend who was feeling a bit lost in life, I began idealistically soliloquizing (as you can do when you don’t have an actual audience) about just letting the expectations of parents and society go, throwing caution to the wind and just doing what you want; “Climb Mountains! Eat Good Food! Fall in Love!”
…hmm, that’s good!
And so it became the mantra for my 1000 Days of Summer travel experience. Here’s what it means to me:
Literally and figurately. I want to climb Mt Kilimanjaro at some point but it’s primarily about Challenge! Doing things that scare me, going outside the norm, accomplishing something. Round the World Skills has some of these ideas.
Eat Good Food
Good food can be sitting on a milk crate out the back of a Philippines takeaway stall (can also be really bad food just FYI!) or a 10 course degustation meal in France. This is about new tastes, smells, sights and sounds and exposing my physical senses to all the amazing things the world has to offer.
Fall in Love
To lose myself; eyes wide, heart beating, breathing deeply in love. Not just with boys (although that would be fun!) but with people, places and moments. I want heightened sensation. I want to appreciate life and experience the full range of human emotions.