18 April 2012

Make It Count.

I've been seeing this video ad by Nike floating around the internet over the past week or so, and I'm sure some of you may have seen it already too.  But, no matter how many times I happen to stumble across it, I can't seem to resist pressing play over and over and over again.  It makes me want to hop on a plane tomorrow to some faraway destination that I've never been to and keep on travelling until I've seen at all.

Even more though {I concede that the above ambition probably isn't the most practical}, it serves as a perfect reminder that no matter where you live in the world and no matter what you are doing, life should always be viewed as one exciting, fantastic, and thrilling adventure - because when you really think about it, that's exactly what it is.


And while all of the quotes included throughout the clip gave me goosebumps, one in particular stood out:

"You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough."
Mae West

Makes me that much more excited for next week's trip to Rwanda - I can't wait! :)

18 comments:

  1. I LOVE that video! And I totally agree! It makes me want to just fly across country and go go go! And experience the world! Unfortunately my husband is a little more realistic. :)

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  2. Just like you said, every time I see this video I need to press play. So good. I'm so pumped for your Rwandan trip too! I'm going to live vicariously through you!

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  3. I just watched that video twice!! So beautiful and inspiring (those words dont do it justice)

    Have fun in Rwanda!

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  4. It's a cool video! I don't know if you have seen a video made my some Ausies for STA travel. Reminds me very much of the style of this video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BrDlrytgm8

    Enjoy Rwanda!

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  5. Hey there! Just came across your blog via some comments....so happy to have found your little space! What an interesting life you're living. I can't wait to follow along!
    -Kristen

    The Mrs. and The Momma

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  6. Have an incredible time in Rwanda. I want to go so bad!

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  7. such an amazing video. i've watched it so many times!

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  8. Thank you for sharing that video! I've never had such a strong urge to pack my bags and GO!
    xM

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  9. can't wait for your rwanda trip!!!

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  10. Wow! That video is incredible. My feet are super itchy to just jump on a plane too. Mmmm... I need to figure out how to travel more with no money and a newborn. haha!

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  11. Loved this video! So much so, I reposted your post! <3

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  12. I've got the travel bug too! Can't wait til June when I go to Spain for my friend's hen weekend :) I agree, the quote by Mae West was the best one, so true!

    xo Lisa

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  13. Completely amazing and truly inspiring. Always.

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  14. This is great! I love that Marylin Monroe quote, "if i'd followed all the rules I wouldnt't have made it anywhere" or something close to that! Thanks for sharing...I ended up fb-ing it and tweeting the video!

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  15. Stumbled upon this clip totally randomly on Youtube the other day. So envious... traveling is great but not always glamorous. Best advice... travel with someone!

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  16. such a brilliant video! I want to do that (although I want to take a lot more time)...

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  17. I Love this video - thanks so much for sharing it! But 10 days is fast...

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