I had the absolute pleasure of traveling out of the country 3 times in my 30+ years of living. Cancun, and the Dominican Republic twice. It was the most rewarding experience I’ve ever encountered. One of the most memorable moments would be horseback riding in Cancun through one of the neighborhoods. It was quite bittersweet. On one hand, I felt like royalty, everyone was coming out and watching as we fashionably trotted steadily past the crowds of people who were living their life normally. On the other hand, I felt HORRIBLE. It was the first time I had ever felt “privileged”. I can remember wearing a shirt I created that said, “FREEDOM AIN’T FREE, WHAT PRICE ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY” The sad truth was, I hadn’t paid much for the amount of freedom I had over the environment I was experiencing. My children didn’t either, but I had children chasing us down on the horse trying to give us roses in exchange for any amount of currency I could find.
If you have the ability to travel, I encourage you to take the opportunity as often as possible. Even if it’s in your dreams! While I was appreciating the beautiful scenery within the community, those residents felt Whatever lifestyle I was living was more lavish than the one they had been born to.
Let’s begin appreciating the luxuries we have access to. Local parks, lakes, and or unique restaurants 10-15 miles outside of your radius to experience something new and exciting. Here are some photos of me taking my own advice!
Hanging out at The New Black Wall Street Market in Stone Crest Georgia with my youngest son!