“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
For a year and a half, though a world lie between us, Jason and I have found love and friendship together. It seemed the waiting would never end and the distances would never disappear, but at long last it is with joy and excitement that we can finally stand side-by-side with the wide world spread out before us, beckoning.
I cannot say that I have ever truly been a religious person, but I have always considered myself profoundly spiritual. I am left awed and humbled by the blessings that have flooded into my life in recent years. My sense of gratitude is overwhelming, and I am hard pressed not to lend credit to whatever Power, Light, or Being had a hand in such things. The gifts do not stop at a warm family, faithful friends, or a loving partner, though. By a combination of “lucky” coincidences, generosity, and hard work (mostly on Jason’s part I think!), Jason and I have the unique opportunity to live abroad while pursuing both of our professional dreams.
This good fortune opens the door for us to share so many more experiences. I’m convinced there must be a bit of Irish Gypsy blood in both of us, because while we want some day to let our dust settle, that day is not today. With youth and passion and a taste for adventure,Londonserves for us as a threshold to a vast and variegated world few people will ever have the chance to discover and explore.
Embracing wholeheartedly this opportunity, we are poised now at the beginning of our journey together. Though the roads may carry our feet far from home, when the time is right our hearts will lead us back again, brimming with all the colorful stories of our exploits and memories to last a lifetime.