I recently finished reading Jennifer Neves' first book… Backpack Like you Mean It. A crackpot tale of travel through South East Asia. Come with me as I find out more about the girl who sells all her belongings, throws caution to the wind and goes halfway around the world to face her fear of monkeys. < insert sarcasm, kind of >
This piece is thought provoking. It is not meant to point fingers or be judgmental of other positions, but respectfully presents information for considering said authors’ opinion. There are a variety of issues and circumstances one may have for differing with this opinion piece. Although I am not a supporter of censoring comments, unless they are presented respectfully, they will be deleted.
Are you creating a masterpiece with your life? Every action or inaction we take directly effects what it is we create. The legacy we leave not only in our family’s memories of us, but with the faceless number of individuals whose lives we affect by our behavior.
Those smiles you offer to a stranger or the grumble and one finger wave you may give. The choices we make in the everyday are affecting the history we make. Not just for ourselves, but the world around us.
This Fourth of July holiday was going to be a low-key day… simply meaning we had no plans to go or to have a cookout with guests. Many of the people we would normally gather with had plans of their own. That was fine with me, as I was looking forward to diving into Jenny Neves new book… Backpack Like You Mean It... and enjoying a day off from work with my husband. I figured we would cook on the grill in the afternoon and be in no rush to do anything. There was one slight problem with this picture, and that is I always feel a sense of guilt just sitting around, not accomplishing anything on a beautiful, sun-filled day.
That’s when the wheels in my head started turning.