Making the most of it

I’ve decided to change my itinerary.  Actually, I decided almost three weeks ago, but had a few people to tell first, before letting the world know . . . now the secret’s out.

For anyone that knows how I’ve been talking and dreaming about this trip for the last few years, this so-called revelation will not come as a huge surprise.  As organized and obsessive-compulsive as I am in everyday life, I am just as much the opposite when it comes to travelling.  The wind is generally my preferred mode of arriving at a destination, if not that, then maybe a last-minute deal, train, or a poster offering a sweet experience or opportunity.

Last week, the flight that I wanted to change mine to be would have cost a measly $320.  Today, it is over $2000. *sigh*

I was deterred until I read this: Press of a Button.   Basically: make the most of it.  You choose your life, and it’s not always easy.  But Ron is right, “when you’re stressed and down to your very last drop of sanity, you find ways to dig deep into the depths of your soul–looking for something to hang onto.” 

Right now, I’m hanging on to his words.  And the opportunity that not having to return to Kuala Lumpur will give me.

Another change to my itinerary: I’m not really sure where I’m going – and I like it.

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6 Responses to Making the most of it

  1. Ron says:

    Michelle, I never knew you were traveling all this time! I am so proud of you for doing what you’re doing. Please hang in there. You are experience something that few will ever get to do–and for that you should be proud and thankful. Just go with it–get lost and dive into the crowd. It’s the best and ONLY way to travel :)

    Be safe!

    Ron

    • Michelle says:

      Ron,
      Thank you so much for your words of encouragment! I don’t actually leave until October 12th for my next trip, but have been quite a few places before. You have been a huge inspiration to me, and I often look to your blog and experiences when I’m feeling down and need a boost, as you’ve been through so much yourself.
      I’m definitely going to get myself lost after Kuala Lumpur :o)
      Hopefully someday our paths will cross!
      Thanks again,
      -Michelle

  2. Dara says:

    If you’re going to KL, flights from KL to Japan are on sale right now for like, $40 each way without luggage. Air Asia.

  3. Ron says:

    Michelle, I’ve never thought of myself as someone who inspires–but thank you very much for your words. I actually write and blog to “vent.” LOL

    KL is one of my favorite cities in the world. Are you going there on vacation or work? If you’re on vacation, feel free to tell me where you’re going because I have friends all over and I can connect you if you would like. Dara is right, fly airasia and you can go all over SE Asia on a shoe string’ budget. I also have great friends in Jakarta Indonesia if you ever make it that way…or Bangkok…or Cambodia….or China…or Vietnam. Just let me know!

    I don’t know how we crossed paths to begin with–but however it happened, I’m thankful.

    Be well and keep smiling!
    Ron

  4. Michelle says:

    Ron, your venting is working for more than just yourself! :o)

    This whole trip is intended to be a worldwide working holiday (too bad the UN doesn’t sell a visa for that!). It will be my first time in KL, and I’ll be there for a minimum of three days. If you could give me a contact or two I would greatly appreciate it! I love to hang out and see things with locals, it’s my favourite way to travel. I’m headed to some of the other countries you mentioned as well, so again, might take you up on your offer of a name that leads to a friendly face :o)

    I’m glad our paths crossed too.

    Take care and keep pressing that button! ;o)
    -Michelle

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