Going to Pride is always fun, it is always great to see so many people coming together and to walk around and talk to everyone. Phoenix is the biggest pride event that I have been to so far so I was very excited for the parade and the whole event in general. My first bit of advice though is to buy your tickets online in advance, the lines that you get to skip by doing that will save you a lot of time and frustration. I also recommend a lot of sunscreen, I always manage to come back burnt. I won’t say much more about the event itself except that everyone should go, but Pride is not the sort of event that I can review and change anyone’s minds. People will go and love it or not.
A lot of people ask about this crazy traveling all the time idea that I have, so here is a brief explanation of why I’m traveling. This idea and reasons will likely be revisited more than once in other blog posts but an introduction is always nice. So why travel?
First off, I hate feeling defeated. I have two useless majors, and I will probably never be rich, so what now? I need to find other ways to enjoy my life, and I need to give myself the time to create. Everyone always tells you that money can not buy happiness, but it seems that no one ever listens. Well I am going to listen – I am going to find my own success. I am going to do the best I can to make sure that I don’t end up with many regrets when I am old. One of the top regrets of the dying is that they worked too much – if I end up without a lot of money but I have great memories and experiences I don’t think I will regret that. Having stable money in old age is not guaranteed anyways but having incredible memories is something that I will never be able to lose (well, unless i lose my memory I suppose but I’m trying to be somewhat optimistic). Continue reading Why travel?