Thursday, July 07, 2011

Travel the World


Sometimes my heart feels so torn over all the things I want to do with my life. Anyone else feel that way? I want to travel, I want to buy a house, I want to have kiddies and more cats and a dog. I don't know which dream sits more heavily in my heart, I just want it all! But I can't have it all at once (if only my finances would allow) but I can definitely keep dreaming.

The traveller in me loves these chalkboard maps from Shopdirtsa on etsy. The hand drawn white outline is permanently painted on the board and then you can fill in the rest however you wish. Would be a fun way to plot where you've been and where you want to go! I need to get one for the husband and I.

Also I must admit it's nice to see a map of the world where New Zealand is actually included. We're often missed out, would you believe!!

40 comments:

  1. I understand how you feel, definitely keep dreaming! That map board is so cute, I love it! I was thinking of redecorating my room and this could fit in! thanks for sharing and glad to hear that New Zealand is on the map :)

    http://pinklemonsorbet.blogspot.com

    Meena xxx

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  2. Yes I love these. I've had them in my favorites...certainly thinking about getting one!

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  3. i think you should do whay feels right at the this moment , the more you dwell on it, and worry about things your not doing the faster time flies by.

    do what you're able to do now then you'd have amazing stories to tell your kids:).

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  4. Not including New Zealand? How dare they. As an 18 year old girl I flew 24 hours to spend 8 months in your beautiful country. I still miss it and dream to live there some day. Love the travel map.

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  5. Oh how I too want my own little house right now, with a little garden to make all nice x

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  6. Oh I so know that feeling.

    What a lovely idea! I going to order one!!

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  7. Ooh, I love this. :) And the way you feel rings true for me as well. *sigh Hopefully one day we'll both be able to do all of those things. :)

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  8. You have a really great space here...glad I found it! And those maps, they always catch my eye I should really invest in one!

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  9. I feel the same way. I just went to France and I already want to go somewhere during the winter. I also am wanting to graduate early so I can start my career in NY. I am taking up snowboarding, photography, and wanting to learn how to surf. So much to do, so little time!

    XO Hilary Nicole
    http://thehippinista.blogspot.com/

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  10. ben/elise were telling us that about nz on maps. now, that is always my first check. if there's no nz, i dont think its a good map. :)

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  11. You could buy a house and rent it out to pay the mortgage, then make the babies while you travel!

    They'll have passports in different countries and amazing stories to tell!

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  12. I may have to buy this chalk map! It is my dream to travel the world and at the moment I am planning and saving for a trip to America, South America, Africa, India, Thailand, ending with a year in Australia and also seeing New Zealand and Fiji! :] I am so excited!

    Emma www.the-daisychain.com xxx

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  13. I know exactly what you mean! I really want a house but I know that if I go overseas any sort of deposit would be ruined. However, I'm still young and I don't have anyone yet so I'll probably keep my eye on travelling for the next few years and go from there!

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  14. I know this feeling so well! I think you'll definitely achieve anything you want, you're so motivated ♥

    I love maps, and I love chalkboards, so I think this is perfect! Our bedroom is decorated with a big vintage map of Tokyo, I like looking on there and planning where I will visit next time I go there~

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  15. this resonates so strongly with me at the moment! my partner and I are planning a trip to the Americas for next year... but thoughts of houses and cars and the inevitable "settling down" keep popping up in my mind... as well as dreams of travelling the rest of the world!
    I think I'll have to get me one of these chalkboards :)

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  16. I love these. I think I am going to have to get one. They I used to have a giant map on my wall. I was dying to travel and I found it calmed me down because I would look at it and I feel motivated to make it happen.

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  17. I love these maps! At the moment all of my savings go towards travel (having a boy in England is expensive!) but I really want to start saving for a house too!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  18. arghh, you're so right - there's far too many amazing things to do, and so little time (and MONEY) to do them!

    i love this chalkboard :) would be super handy when planning/dreaming about trips away, and ALSO very handy when those kiddos come along, to teach them about the world ;)

    x

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  19. ohhh i have this problem too amanda :( Wouldn't life just be sweet if we could just travel anywhere in the world at the drop of a button?
    everytime i hear about others travels and adventures i start dreaming!

    ohhh if only......

    xxx

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  20. Love this idea! So great.

    xo,
    Em

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  21. Love the map!I wish I had one! :)

    http://chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.com/

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  22. I want to do all those things too! Id love to buy one of those maps!

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  23. dreaming is what keeps us dreamers xxx

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  24. this is awEsOme xx

    vivI.Iviv]
    www.lovexevol.blogspot.com

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  25. I totally understand too. I think for the next few years, traveling will win out (we're planning to move to Asia for a year or two!), but then, maybe babies? Oh it's a tough decision!

    Love that calendar!!

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  26. Seriously, the story of my life! I just want to travel the world and experience new cultures. But I also want a house and settle down too and have a family. If only we can live 2 lives and do both right? haha. That map is absolutely darling!

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  27. Awww, jep, I could travel around every spot in the world too! I traveled through Europe, a little Asia, but sadly hadn't been on any other continent. Yet...

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  28. I think most people toss those two desires around more than we think. I just recently moved into a sweet old house from the 40's with my husband (just married). And I've grown rather attached (it has a clawfoot bathtub and garden!) but he wants to put everything into storage and move to Thailand for a while. The IDEA sounded great, but my nesting instincts kicked in and I wanted my home. But I thought about it, I'm still young and I'd rather wait a little bit to build our home than jump into it right away and regret we never went anywhere.
    So maybe think of it that way? We can always settle down, it's the ability to travel that gets harder :)

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  29. words do not do justice, though I know how you feel.

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  30. I totally know how you feel!
    I want to travel, probably with a Christian mission organisation, or maybe to go work as an art therapist somewhere in Africa or Asia.
    And I want a dog.
    And a house.
    And babies.
    And a full-time job.
    Argh!
    Definitely want one of these chalkboard atlases though! I always thought it would be fun to buy a wall map and put pins in places I've been and places I want to go.. Hope you manage to sort your thoughts out! Hx
    www.helen-limbrick.blogspot.com

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  31. i totally feel the same way. i want to do so much. i battle constantly in my head about travel, babies, & career all the time. sigh. i do have friends who travel with their two kids and have a blast doing it - so it is nice to see that you don't have to give one thing up just to do the other. it takes a kind of balance i suppose.

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  32. i want to travel so bad! hopefully someday. adding the chalkboard map to my want list :)

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  33. I couldn't agree more with this post :) I have so many things I would love to accomplish including traveling the world and as with most I will keep dreaming til the day comes, cheers to having dreams in life!

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  34. I couldn't agree more, there are so many amazing things to do but never enough time or money. The maps are gorgeous

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  35. Oh I've been feeling the same lately! Isn't it funny when you kind of reach this age in your life where suddenly there are all these big life decisions to be made.. i love the chalkboard maps! I hope to have a feature wall map in my bedroom one day :)

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  36. I totally see your point, I can truly relate to wanting it all at once!

    The trick is to never ever give up, and make one dream come true at a time.

    I've been writing a lot about dreaming lately, and the thing I consistently see is that people over-estimate the obstacles and under-estimate themselves.

    I have no doubt in my mind that you will get everything you dream about!

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  37. This is adorable. We have a map in every room of our house and I think one of these would be a perfect addition to the kitchen.

    And I hear you about the whole balancing priorities thing. I want to have kids before I'm 30 and of course get married but then I am so set on my career and moving to Sydney. I don't know how I am ever going to get all the things done that I want to do in life!

    x

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  38. Oh my goodness! Those maps are so cool! I want one for my living room - whenever I get my own place, that is.

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