“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill
I was once asked if I had the guts to just wake up one morning and instead of going to work, I go straight to the airport for a year-long trip around the world. “Now that sounds crazy, stupid, expensive, and impossible”, that is exactly what I said. However, the daredevil in me just can’t resist the thought of visiting different countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Americas.
I couldn’t resist it considering my best friend has a similar idea…It is time to plan the trip of our lives…
“The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
— Robert Frost