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.
You’ve got that idea and you want to make happen. How do you go about it? Well, sitting on your butt all day won’t help.
It helps to get out of the house once in a while. Give yourself some time away from the computer or what ever you happen to be doing. Go for a walk, bike ride, or run. It’ll help you cool off and relieve stress. This tactic works for me quite often. I feel exhausted but refreshed at the same time. If you know what I mean.
After a short break to rest up, I’m ready to go back at my planning.
Now that you’ve had a chance to relax and do something different for a change, it’s time to start putting things all together. You need a plan to help you get that plan going. In other words, you have to create a plan to get yourself off the ground. This is the second step and very important.
Without a strategy to get off the ground, you may as well hang it up. This is where a lot of people fail. Trust me, I know a thing or two about failing. Idea after idea, excuse after excuse, and what do I have to show for? Nothing. This is my attempt at actually making something work for a change. Now I need a strategy.
Where do you want to go?
First off, we have to figure out where we want to go. I’ve decided on England. I want to see various parts of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The UK is a great place to start. Lots to do, lots to see. When I’m done with the UK, I’ll head off to Scandinavia. Very beautiful country lies in Scandinavia. Much untouched beauty there.
Not only do we have to know where we want to go, but we have to know what we want to do. The basics I know. I want to immerse myself into the cultures, taste the food, experience the life of the people, learn their language, etc. It will be a whole new take on a journey that will be filmed and photographed for the world to see.
How are you going to fund this project?
I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but traveling is expensive. Filming and Photographing foreign lands, takes a lot of money. I think a great place to start would be Kickstarter. Many shows and films have got off the ground via pledges through Kickstarter, not just films though, art projects and many other things as well. Just about anything you can think of.
The problem for me at the moment is going to be coming up with a Business Plan. That’s basically what I need to succeed. I need to figure out what kind of equipment I’m going to have to take with me, the associate cost with traveling, how much I’ll need to spend on food, any clothing expenses I’ll incur, sleeping quarters, and even how I’m going to put all of that together.
Where to go from here?
From here on out, there’s no looking back. I’ve got to make myself get up each day and do some research. Find out as much as I can about what I want to accomplish out of this journey. So, I’m committing myself to at least two hours of research every day to gather the information I need. I’ll come up with an estimated cost of this trip and I’m sure it’ll add up. Documentaries aren’t cheap. Once I’ve gathered all the information I need, I can head off to Kickstarter.
It’s all uphill from here. Strap yourself in for the ride.
Ever notice how people change? Some people change trying to be like other people. Others change for a need more or less. Then there are those who are forced to change.
I Choose to change because right now, my life is in Chaos. It’s Hecktic. There is nothing worse than being 30 years old and having done nothing with your life. So, here’s what I’m going to start doing to make it better.
Sense I’m avid about losing weight and even possibly running a marathon, I need to get out there and start hangin with people that already do that. So, that’s what I’m going to do. If you want to be successful, you’ve got to hang out around successful people. If you want to be Fit, you’ve got to hang out around Fit people.
Why is this important? Influence. People in our lives influence us everyday. If you hang out with Smart people, guess what, you’re going to have the urge to become smarter, and hopefully do just that. Heaven forbid the general population get any dumber.
Some people have family who are just lazy, obese, can’t get off their butts for nothing. What do you do about that? Well, for starters, instead of hanging out with the people just like you at school or work. Start making new friends. Have that desire to make changes in your life. Your new friends will respect you for that and probably will even help you.
Networking. I’m going to start Networking a heck of a lot more. People that you talk to and connect with, that’s what it’s about nowadays. If you have connections, you’ll go far. If you have connections, you can get yourself out there, become known.
Sense Changes are inevitable, why not start making your own changes now? No excuses. So, my question for you today is this.
What kind of changes are you going to start making in your life? Start today. Otherwise, you’ll end up like me, 30 years old, (or older) and not getting anywhere in life. It’s never too late to start now. Join me in this #OccupyThisChange movement.
What is with companies and changing things on a consistent basis? Ever noticed that? That’s the reason why MySpace failed. That’s the reason why Facebook will fail if they aren’t careful.
But is change really good for us? Sometimes, people do actually change, many times for the better, but some times for the worse. We have to learn to make changes in our lives that are positive and not negative.
First off, what are positive changes? Positive Changes are changes that make us a better person. That make us stronger. Even if at first they seem negative. One might experience a majestic view that allows us to be inspired. That’s a good change.
What about a negative change? Negative Changes are those that change us for the worse. It could be a change that sends us into shock, then into anger. It could be a change that happens within and causes us to have a sickness. Which can be both bad or good changes.
But how can we control changes in our lives? I’ll admit, you won’t be able to physically change everything that happens in your life, but you can change a lot of things. For example, if you’re on the road to gaining wait, change it. Make it a positive change for the better.
But how? Ok, I’m getting there. Ever heard the quote, “Change first happens within.?” That’s where you have to start. Within. Here’s what I mean by that.
In order to change us, we have to first change our subconscious. Our subconscious, is what controls every little thing in our lives. Our subconscious, is what determines if we fail or not. If we can reprogram our subconscious, nothing will hold us back.
One way to reprogram your subconscious, is to stop thinking negative thoughts. Quit blaming outside things for your problems. For example, don’t blame the economy for you having no job. This is something that I recently struggled with. Instead, tell yourself that it is possible, and you can make money, even in a bad economy.
My plan is to travel all over Europe and share my experiences with others. One way I’m doing that, is through Facebook. Live the life you want. In order to do that, you must change your current life. Now, get to it.
What are some other ways that you can use to help make positive changes in your life?
Is it just me, or is there something about Sugarcane that makes you drowsy? Today is my 30th Birthday. I spent the most of yesterday and today traveling and learning about Sugarcane.
What was the topic? Weed control, of all things. The ironic thing? Sugarcane is actually a very tall grass, and the most common form of weed control when it comes to Sugarcane? Grass. Why is this ironic?
Supposedly, the absolute best way to manage weeds in your Sugarcane patch is, get this, digging it out by hand. Gasp. There are other options of course, but seriously? I could have told you that. And I’m not a Gardener.
So, how was my weekend? For starters, I had a headache yesterday. I think it was Sinus Congestion related, so we picked up some cold medicine. Why? Cold medicine is good for relieving congestion. Now, if only that would work on traffic congestion?
Needless to say, the cold medicine didn’t work, so I had a headache most of the day and had to sleep it off. Next time, I’m getting the Allergy/Sinus pills and taking some headache pills.
I thought about taking my camera, but there wasn’t really much to take pictures of. Nothing worth while anyway. There was one building that would have been worth the effort, but alas, no camera.
So, between driving to the Sugarcane, loading it up, and driving back from the Sugarcane, it’s been a pretty taxing trip. Enjoyable, despite the headache, but taxing. I was really tired last night, not sure I even slept. Not doing much today has made it another tiring day.
I did however learn about something that I’m going to do a bit more research on. A religion called Santeria, that actually still practices animal sacrifices today. They do mention though, that 99% of the animals they sacrifice, end up eaten. The other thing that I learned about? Tiger Lizards. Those things are ferocious and strong for their size. Both worth looking into.
Being my birthday, we stopped at Outback Steakhouse on the way home. I had the No Rules Parmesan pasta with Grilled Shrimp and Scallops. It was pretty good, especially the shrimp.
It’s great to be back home though. Let’s see how tonight’s sleep goes. That was my weekend in a nutshell. How was yours?
Ok, maybe not Blah Blah Blah, but Birthdays can be interesting. Most of the time. Coming up here in a few days, will be my Birthday. November 7th to be exact, yep I’m a Scorpio.
So, what’s the big deal? Looks like I’ll be out of town for two days. The 6th and the 7th for both days. We’re heading south to apparently learn about and collect some Sugar Cane.
The University of Florida is holding a Seminar on Sugar Cane and we’ve registered. It cost us $15 per person, plus we have to get a motel room. So, it’ll be my Mother and Father, as well as myself. I’m not sure who else we know is going to go.
Apparently they have several different types of Sugar Cane growing. We’re allowed to cut down 15 different stalks of each variety that they have. But, we have to bring our own Sugar Cane Knife. Which we do have one. And our own transportation to get to the field.
Just to be clear, that’s 15 stalks of each variety per person that comes. Which could end up to being a decent amount of Sugar Cane.
What are we going to do with all this Sugar Cane? Grow it of course. Seeing as how the Seminar is meant to teach you all about Sugar Cane, the processes, and the growing aspect of it, it only makes sense to grow it.
We’ve already got a place picked out to grow it. We just have to plow it. “Which is always a fun task.” If you’ve ever plowed a Garden, you know it’s hard work.
My only complaint? Why does this dang Seminar have to be on “My Birthday.” Sigh. Oh well, looks like I’ll at least get to pick where we’re having dinner.
There are many things that are necessary for Humans to exist. Touch, Feeling, Experience, Love, but what about Communication? We all need it to exist, but are you getting enough of the right kind?
Stem Cells…..Upon the moment of Conception, a Human Being starts to develop. But, what many people don’t stop to think about is the fact that how many Stem Cells it takes to get the job done. From day one, Stem Cells are working inside the Human to be, simply to make it all possible.
Millions of Stem Cells are required to get this massive job done. Imagine, Millions of little things, working together, communicating on a scale that is unprecedented in all of the Human History. We’re talking about communication on a level that is hard to even imagine.
What’s so special about this? The communication that takes place in order to tell which group of Stem Cells becomes the Heart, which group becomes the Brain, which group becomes the Liver, and so on. If you really think about it, it’s mind boggling.
So, here’s my dilemma. If these Millions of Stem Cells can work together to create a human, with no physical errors, or any major physical errors. Then why is it that two Humans often have a hard time communicating? More specifically, the Male/Female relationships?
You always see people ignoring each other, neither one wanting to sway to one side, some even throwing stuff, while others merely just avoid the situation all together. Seriously? What’s the big deal?
Someone, please explain this to me. Chances are, you probably can’t.
Still, It’s food for the thought. Enjoy.