Growing up in good-ole Utah, my view of the world was limited to the small town I was from. It wasn't until my parents took me to Germany when I was 14 that I knew life would be incomplete if I didn't get to know more of this wonderful world. After we arrived in Spain, it was a huge culture shock how different everything was, from the obvious big things like housing, language and food, to the smaller nuances in culture. Even the grocery stores were completely different. But it wasn't until I truly opened my mind to Spain and its people that I felt like I belonged. With an open mind I have eaten pig leg that hung from a ceiling for over 2 years, swam in the ocean in the middle of winter, befriended a Hungarian hobo, and drank cider until the sun came up.
We all have dreams; mine was to travel Europe. The day I met Dustin I told him of my dream to travel Europe and we agreed that one day we would do it together. Four years after we married, we still hadn't gone and a part of me began to think we were never going to go and maybe I should just accept life the way it was, settle down, have children and forget my dream. Luckily we realized that it is never too late, that if we had a dream we should go after it no matter what. That is when we quit our jobs and just made it happen. While traveling we have met numerous people who are also living their dreams, whether they are 18 or 78. whatever your dream is, go after it; it's never too late.
Even if you are not planning on living abroad, I think these three little life lessons can help no matter where you are, be it good-ole Utah, Marrakesh Morocco or San Sebastian Spain.