The Dalai Lama absolutely did not say this. He may think it,* but he didn't say it.
(It's actually from a book called Life's Little Instruction Book by Jackson Brown. I hate when people misattribute quotes, but I like this image, and I'm telling you not to believe it, because most things on the internet are lies.)
I'm not sure if it's my intense distaste for my comps, which have taken longer than I think they should have, or if it's just the weird weather in Memphis, or if it's not having any money and therefore not being able to do what I want all the time, or if it's just that I haven't traveled much this summer, but wow, I've got the travel bug bad.
I always kind of do. I love to travel.
I don't really like flying, but I like going out and seeing the world, and I love road trips.
I've been a lot of places, especially for a girl who grew up insanely poor in small-town Arkansas.
Little Rock, AR.
Salt Lake City, UT.
New Orleans, LA.
And a ton of other little places.
But lately, the past few weeks, I've really NEEDED to go somewhere.
I'd love to go back to Europe, but it's so expensive, and I really need to save some money this year so I can do a bigger, extended research trip to England and Germany next year.
I'd love to go back to
But I think I need to follow the advice the Dalai Lama didn't give me and go someplace new.
Atlanta? (Actually I may go there for a conference in the fall...)
Anyone have a good city suggestion to satisfy my travel urges?
And a couch I can crash on? :)
*I saw the Dalai Lama speak one time, and I absolutely think he would encourage people to travel and see the world. He's a funny guy, and his book (that he actually did write) is one of my favorites.
**All the pics of places I haven't been are from wikipedia. Don't sue me. :)