“Ode to my Passport”
You really just don’t know how one small choice can have so many life changing consequences until you let some time pass. An 11 day trip to #panama opened up my eyes to just how much I didn’t know, hadn’t seen, how much more I needed to experience. My father and I found family, literally. In a small town in rural panama we found my great grand mother’s niece, and her children, and their children. I felt more alive than ever before.
That was followed with a “quick 28 day trip” to #Colombia and 10 years later, here I am, in Colombia still receiving my second #passport and to be honest it has me pretty emotional.
I’m not the same man I was 10 years ago, and although far from perfect, I am doing a lot better than I was 10 years ago! Got married to @yadigomezhdez and lived with her two years in #argentina thanks to this passport. We are back in #Medellin now, living happily, thanks to this passport. I am more grateful for this document than I am to any thing else in my life that isn’t living. This passport is 5 years older than 10thumbs! This passport came in my life 3 years before my guitar and 4 before my ukulele!
You never know what your going to find, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be searching. Way leads to way and life is so much better when it is lived! I’m not saying leaving your home country for 10 years is what you should do, I’m not saying spend your life savings to go back packing in Asia, I’m just encouraging you to say yes. Have an experience, shake a hand, make a friend. Next time your vegan friend invites you for tofu, give it a try! The point isn’t whether or not you’ll like tofu, it is that saying yes can create an infinite amount of new possibilities.
I am forever #grateful to you my old blue #friend #thankyou #sayyes #travel #instagood #tenthumbs
Shout to #unitedstates #canada #mexico #costarica #panama #cuba #Venezuela #colombia #peru #chile #bolivia #uruguay #argentina #spain #netherlands #italy and #france for being part of the old book. Who is going to be in be new one? - 57 minutes ago