Dance In The Rain
I dance in the rain with thee.
For your mind and soul set me free.
Laughter and love on this night.
Together, we will not be fright.
Standing against the storm.
This is how love does form.
I cherish this moment for all time.
And hope I never turn into a lime.
For when that happens, all is lost.
Love is always the last to be tossed.
I will always remember you.
Even if it means, that I’ll turn blue.
Despite the fact, we’re worlds apart.
Only you can have my heart.
When you travel, or do anything for that matter, you’ve got to have a budget. Why are budgets important? What consist of a proper budget? All these questions will be answered below.
If you don’t budget your money, you’ll be spending way more than you have before your trip is even done with. You just might end up having to go home early. That’s something we want to avoid. Rather than blow half your money at a Casino, why not actually go out and see something?
There are many reasons why budgets are important. The above example is just one of them. Knowing how much money you’ll actually need is another reason to budget. You can’t exactly go to Europe on $500. That might get you there, and that’s a big might, but what about the rest of the trip?
When it comes to budget planning, there are a lot of things we need to include. The list can be simple or larger, depending on what you’ll need. Here is a list of what I’ll need to budget when I take my trip.
Equipment – What will I need to record the journey? Camera(s), Laptop, Editing Software, etc.
Food – How much will it cost me to survive over there? Counting cheap and the occasional not so cheap meal.
Stays – What will staying in a Motel cost me vs say a rental house, or a friend?
Flight and Transportation - Flight and Airport cost? What about Bus or Train cost?
Clothing Cost – When you want Immerse yourself into a culture. Gotta buy their clothes.
Entertainment Cost – What about Museums? Art Galleries? Music? Theater?
This is just what I’ll be including in my budget. Many people won’t need the Equipment or the Clothing budgets, but the rest are generalized budget categories. Trips can be costly, but not as costly as most think. You can cut corners here and there.
Transportation passes can be purchased to make getting around easier and cheaper. Especially if you’re going to be in one area a lot, like I am. If you’re looking to cut the cost, make sure it’s in Transportation and Food. Many European Countries have Open Air markets where you can buy good quality food for reasonable prices.
Next time that you do something. Make sure that you budget well. If you don’t budget, it can spell disaster. Something that is wise to avoid if you want to have a great time.
What is the meaning of life? Have you ever pondered that question before? I’m sure you as well as many others has.
While I don’t know everything, I can share what I believe is the meaning of life. Now, this may not be the meaning of life for everyone, but can suffice for some. If you have a different opinion on the meaning of life, I welcome your comments below.
The true meaning of life can be summed up by one thing…….Growth. It’s the one thing we’ve done sense we were conceived at birth. We start off as an Embryo and grow into a Fetus, etc, etc. Drawing from this perspective it’s easy to see how one might draw a conclusion that we have only one purpose and that’s to grow.
But humans stop growing when they reach maturity right? Not exactly. See, people may physically stop growing, but what about their brains? What about our mental capabilities?
Sure, some people seem to never grow up and always look like the childish adult who doesn’t know when to be serious. I’m sure you know at least one person like that.
Some people end up going to college and become Philosophers, Astronomers, Physicist, Scientist, Doctors, and even Historians. Others choose to take the other route and let their creativity flow, these people become our artist: Painters, Musicians, Sculptures, Engineers, and Fashion Designers.
What does this do for us? It gives room for growth. It allows our minds to open and expand inward. Without growth, we wouldn’t be who we are today. Without growth, mankind would not be what it has become today.
Through growth, we can strive to be a better person. Through growth, we can make changes, starting from within. Through growth, inspiration lives.
Many people are without jobs right now, myself included, but that’s not keeping me from trying to learn and grow. That’s not stopping me from building my dream. That’s not stopping me from creating my own reality.
Go for the gold. Grow, Learn, Inspire.
The world seems so over run with Drama and Worry lately. You know life can’t be good when you’re involved in two groups that can’t seem to get along. Many of you probably know what I’m talking about here.
Have you ever tried to fit into two different groups, merely because both groups had people that you liked in it? If you said yes, then we’re getting some where. After a bit of drama, I’ve decided to leave those two groups. Not going to name them here. What does drama and worry have to do with this post?
It has a lot to do with living. If you’ve got drama and worry in your life, then how much of your life are you really living? How much of your life is actually what you want it to be? Life is meant to be enjoyed, not dramatized to death.
“Live in the moment.” Now that’s a quote that many of us tend to forget easily. What does “Live in the moment” mean to you?
To me, it means absorbing the detail, forgetting about everything else and just enjoying the moment, and just being you. If you went out yesterday, did you observe the trimming where you went? What about the paintings on the wall? Where there candles lit and how many? What colors where there? What smells where there?
Perhaps to some people Living in the moment is merely letting their senses run rampant. Perhaps to others, it’s getting that adrenaline rush. To others, it’s merely stopping to smell the roses.
When you get rid of the drama and worry in your life, you can actually begin to plan. Life is too short to live a “Normal” life. When we finally figure out that, “hey we don’t need this drama and worry,” then we start to live again.
So, why not be a little insane for a change? Obviously being normal isn’t working.