The moment of decision that began the global nomad journey.
In 2012, when my Vascular Surgeon told me I had suffered a traumatic abdominal aorta dissection and the mortality rate was between 50 and 75%, I was without words.
Seeing my aorta look like a pie chart divided in thirds, rather than a complete circle, was too much. I froze. For the next three days, I laid on my bed afraid to move, cough, laugh, or even breathe.
I faced my mortality and the finite time we are given. I decided right then to go to Paris, for the first time, after three decades of longing and dreaming of finally getting there some day. That was it. I had decided and was going to make it happen.
That began my undeniable quest to live each day in dream fulfillment and pursuit of adventure. Now it has become a lifestyle of defining and redesigning every part of this one glorious life I am given and inspiring everyone I meet to do the same!
Here’s what I know to be true…
Whether we articulate it or not, we all have a Plan A for our lives, the way we picture it will turn out. We strive and work and do everything we can to bring it to life and hope that it will all work out in our favor. What happens when life throws you curve balls or just throws you six feet in the air and changes everything? Then what?
I say, make a new plan. Call it what you will, but whatever you do, infuse it with every bit of wild imagination and unbridled adventure that you can. Then, go make it happen.