I just read this quote:

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”. Saint Augustine

I never grew up thinking this way. I never dreamed of living in Tokyo or London. It was not an aspiration.

I never left Canada until 23.

It isn’t that I didn’t think it was possible, it just wasn’t how I was brought up. Make money, buy a house. That is how I thought.

Granted, we didn’t grow up with the money to take trips beyond a camping trip or the occasional trip to a close city so experiences did not show me what was possible. Spark imagination.

I am lucky to have married someone who opened my eyes to what is possible and why. The rich tapestry of other cultures, foreign foods and people. Of taking a risk and living through the good and bad of the experience.

Smart dude that Augustine.

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