five

“you have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things.
and the way you do that, is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside”

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four

“some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. life is about knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it – without knowing what’s going to happen next.

delicious ambiguity”

airports; love them or loath them

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I used to loath airports, considered them the speed bump on the road to my destination. As I am getting older, wiser … more experienced in travel, I have decided I love them.

Why?

Relaxation
Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, you’re bound to be tired or you know you’re about to be tired after your trip. When you get to an airport and have gone through the mayhem of check in and customs, you will usually have a good hour or so to spare before your final boarding call. In this time, the world (/airport) is your oyster. This downtime is precious, pre or post travel. You can read without feeling guilty, give your best friend a call for an uninterrupted and most probably overdue chat, you can put your headphones on and zone out to the beat of your own drum (pun styled idiom semi intended) – and best of all – an airport is one of the few places you can lie down anywhere in any position close your eyes and look completely normal. No one questions what you’re doing or thinks you’re weird when you’re sprawled across seats asleep at an airport.

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