If today were my last day...

Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives

This morning I woke up and spent about an hour reflecting on the experiences of my life. I have to confess, my dream as a little girl was to travel the world. I wanted to experience different cultures, meet the people of foreign lands and see the amazing sights this wonderful world of ours has to offer.

The beginning of the quest started when I was 16, a few months after my Dad passed away. One of the most difficult times in my life. I was so defeated and angry. That trip to Europe opened my eyes to the world beyond Virginia Beach.

Later I married my husband and we made a commitment to start traveling for vacations. I have seen things I could never have imagined as a little girl. I have been so blessed.

I have stood on the peak of a mountain in Switzerland, admired the redwoods of California, flown into the Grand Canyon, dived the great white wall in Fiji, ridden on the Audubon, held hands in the rainforest, swam with wild spotted dolphins but best of all, was I had someone to share my highs and lows with.

If today were my last day, I could honestly say I had the opportunity to live my dreams.

Posted by

Chris Faircloth, Realtor

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Comments (6)

Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Chris, Good for you! I, too, went to Europe at 16. I didn't lose my father but it was a school trip. I dreamed of living in Europe after that. By not giving up on my dream I eventually ended up in Italy for 3 years after college. It truly does change your life!

Feb 14, 2010 12:16 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Can not imagine losing a parent as a teenager but it happens. Thanks for showing a glimpse of you..the transparency that makes you a person, not a real estate robot.

Feb 14, 2010 12:17 AM
Dick and Dixie Sells
Sells Real Estate, LLC - Trinity, FL
Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale

You expressed yourself so well in this post. I can imagine your travels and excitement. Thanks for sharing this.

Feb 14, 2010 12:18 AM
Harley Wilcox
West Group Real Estate - Victor, ID
Harley Wilcox

Life is what we want it to be, continue living your dream.

Feb 14, 2010 12:23 AM
Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge
Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge - Grants Pass, OR
"Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"

I tell my wife I love her every single day of my life I will never let that slip cause if today was my last she would have absolutely no doubt how much she was loved and meant to me.

Traveling is so exciting I went back packing all over Europe for 30 days as a college graduation gift with a buddy and we had some amazing experiences.

Feb 14, 2010 12:24 AM
Troy Pappas
Safe House Property Inspections - Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach Home Inspector

"Keep true to the dreams of thy youth." Seems you have done a great job doing that.

Feb 17, 2010 12:57 PM