Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Live your dream and share your passion

This poster was on the wall of my dorm room when I moved into my accommodation at Buenos Aires, left by a girl who had been there before me. I didn't make much of it at first. You get used to seeing quirky messages or bits and pieces left by travellers when moving from hostel to hostel. Me and the girls at the Roadhouse even had a laugh at it at one point.

On my last day in Buenos Aires, after I'd strapped up my backpack and was doing one more sweep around the room to make sure I hadn't left something behind, I stood in front of this poster and read it one last time. And looking over the last three months of my life, I couldn't help but feel so happy that I had done every single thing that poster had asked me to do.

"This is your life. 

Do what you love and do it often. 

If you don't like something, change it. If you don't like your job, quit. 

If you don't have enough time, stop watching TV. 

Stop over analysing, all emotions are beautiful. 

When you eat, appreciate every last bite.

Life is simple. 

Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people. 

We are limited in our differences. 

Ask the next person you see what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them.

Travel often. Getting lost can only help you find yourself. 

Some opportunities only come once, 

seize them. 

Life is about the people you meet,

and the things you create with them. 

So get out and start creating.

Life is short. 

Live your dream,

and share your passion."


fatty said...

hi! ive been following for a while. this post somehow moved me :| good thing you threw that Sorry Mum! one in there :D

bellelelephant. said...

Hey there! :)

Thanks for following! I love sharing experiences whether they're to do with food or not. And I just had a look at your foodblog - that jamon & peach platter at The Classroom looks amazing... definitely gonna check it out!