Unending Urge

  • Kriss

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    Feb 01, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
    For a long time now I've had the urge to just get up and wander. Not around town, no through the forest and hills, maybe visit a whole different place entirely, even worse when I see and learn about the beautiful places around the world like New Zealand with all those naturally beautiful landscapes. Or see things like pictures from Tibet....

    At one point I remember studying different berries to see which were edible. That urge of course was crushed by the fact that I am a college student and wandering around from town to town, through woodlands and over hills does not get you a degree....

    But out of curiosity does anyone else get that urge. Would you classify your self as a restless soul perhaps? A wandering gypsy? Maybe I'm just strange oh well. haha icon_cool.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 01, 2013 4:39 PM GMT
    It's called wanderlust. It's normal for you at your age.
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    Feb 01, 2013 6:13 PM GMT
    I would say it's normal. The best plan is to try to avoid temptation. I'll help you with that.

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    Feb 01, 2013 6:16 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI would say it's normal. The best plan is to try to avoid temptation. I'll help you with that.

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    Yer yard is a little over-grown.

    Maybe you could hire a kid to at least mow the lawn?????
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    Feb 01, 2013 6:22 PM GMT
    I hear ya man! Is it any different than someone who enjoys wine tasting or studying various religions?

    Enjoy it and book that flight to Tibet icon_razz.gif You might need more time there though than a spring break is going to permit. When you graduate that's a nice gift to yourself!

    -Charlie

    Oh yeah and don't eat the wrong berries icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 01, 2013 6:35 PM GMT
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    Feb 01, 2013 6:38 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidChomolonzo_Peak,_Kangshung_Glacier,_Tibe


    A picture is great but get out there in the middle of that in a kayak!! It's a great feeling!

    Until the sky turns black and you hear the thunder roll in. Watch a wall of rain coming across the lake. (That was an experience)

    As risky as the berries I suppose.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 01, 2013 6:54 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI would say it's normal. The best plan is to try to avoid temptation. I'll help you with that.

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    I would be in heaven if my yard looked like this icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 01, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidChomolonzo_Peak,_Kangshung_Glacier,_Tibe


    What is the Bar Scene like???

    They don't do that thing where they cut bottle service off at 4:00AM do they??

    Cuz that just pisses Me off...

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  • Kriss

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    Feb 01, 2013 7:12 PM GMT
    lifthard81 saidI hear ya man! Is it any different than someone who enjoys wine tasting or studying various religions?

    Enjoy it and book that flight to Tibet icon_razz.gif You might need more time there though than a spring break is going to permit. When you graduate that's a nice gift to yourself!

    -Charlie

    Oh yeah and don't eat the wrong berries icon_eek.gif


    haah thanks Charlie, I hope so! I'll be careful about the berries xD but they can be so colorful and look delicious!
  • Kriss

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    Feb 01, 2013 7:12 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidChomolonzo_Peak,_Kangshung_Glacier,_Tibe


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    Feb 01, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    Kriss saidTEMPTRESS icon_evil.gificon_mad.gif

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    Why would you say such a hurtful thing?

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    Feb 01, 2013 7:17 PM GMT
    Thoughts of a Wayfarer

    Eat Pray and Love ^_^
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    Feb 01, 2013 8:30 PM GMT
    I can totally relate. I've been in GA for the past 5 yrs after spending 8 yrs traveling and living all over the world. I feel the urge to get up and leave, especially since I'm not too fond of this place.
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  • TheAlchemixt

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    Feb 01, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    You should do it. Traveling will CHANGE you. I know, all I do is travel.
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    Feb 01, 2013 11:33 PM GMT
    I know it's really challenging to be able to afford a trip, but it can be done easier than you think.

    Personally, I find investing 1-2 weeks per year into going somewhere completely unfamiliar and exploring it to be satisfying enough. Assuming that I travel every 6 months, I can decide to put aside $100 per week from my usual expense to save a sum of $2600 - enough to pay for a trip for 5-7 days to some place close by with cheap accommodation and food available. This can be done by making my own lunch instead of eating out like typical students do, spending less on drinking every time i go out, buying less of costly snacks and settling for cheaper & healthier alternatives to snack (like celery sticks), etc.

    I can totally relate to what you are experiencing. I cannot live and stay in the same location for more than a year without feeling as though I'm trapped. I think putting both money and time into planning trips to foreign places is an awesome investment - you really can't learn the things you pick up from travelling anywhere else. It's a wholly different experience from learning from a book, or from people and environment you are used to being surrounded by.

    If you have enough in your saving right now, find out when you can take 5-7 days off and book a trip without putting much thought to it. You might, at first, think that it's an illogical idea. But once the ticket's been purchased and it's kind of too late to step back, you'll be filled with excitement like never before! I personally have planned a spontaneous trip to Savannah myself, and can't wait till I am there to explore one of the oldest cities in the states.
  • Kriss

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    Feb 01, 2013 11:43 PM GMT
    stevee90 saidI know it's really challenging to be able to afford a trip, but it can be done easier than you think.

    Personally, I find investing 1-2 weeks per year into going somewhere completely unfamiliar and exploring it to be satisfying enough. Assuming that I travel every 6 months, I can decide to put aside $100 per week from my usual expense to save a sum of $2600 - enough to pay for a trip for 5-7 days to some place close by with cheap accommodation and food available. This can be done by making my own lunch instead of eating out like typical students do, spending less on drinking every time i go out, buying less of costly snacks and settling for cheaper & healthier alternatives to snack (like celery sticks), etc.

    I can totally relate to what you are experiencing. I cannot live and stay in the same location for more than a year without feeling as though I'm trapped. I think putting both money and time into planning trips to foreign places is an awesome investment - you really can't learn the things you pick up from travelling anywhere else. It's a wholly different experience from learning from a book, or from people and environment you are used to being surrounded by.

    If you have enough in your saving right now, find out when you can take 5-7 days off and book a trip without putting much thought to it. You might, at first, think that it's an illogical idea. But once the ticket's been purchased and it's kind of too late to step back, you'll be filled with excitement like never before! I personally have planned a spontaneous trip to Savannah myself, and can't wait till I am there to explore one of the oldest cities in the states.


    ack I've actually been avoiding spending money on campus and packing and making my own lunches...it's saved me a small amount haha. Savannah sounds awesome, I think I want to try backpacking, like I said right now school is blocking it but I think summer would be a great time to experience this.

    Just gotta be a bit more smart about my spendings.
  • Kriss

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    Feb 01, 2013 11:43 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    Kriss saidTEMPTRESS icon_evil.gificon_mad.gif

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    Why would you say such a hurtful thing?

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    you know I love you DIN, you seductress you!
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    Feb 01, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    Kriss saidyou know I love you DIN, you seductress you!

    I'm so loveable. icon_redface.gif
  • imbrad

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    Feb 02, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
    That's why God made Colorado icon_wink.gif
  • Breeman

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    Feb 02, 2013 2:57 AM GMT
    Normal for his age?

    I'm like that every day.
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    Feb 02, 2013 3:08 AM GMT
    Yes. Every day. I want to hike the Appalachian Trail.
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    Feb 02, 2013 3:12 AM GMT
    Yes I've always wanted to travel and go to Europe, East Asia, South America and Australia. I just lack the necessary funds. But in time I think I will be able to go somewhere.
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    Feb 02, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
    I have wanderlust. This is why I am a consultant and instructor.