Final Thoughts on the Flight Back Home

I’m writing this from 40,000 feet above the earth, just barely grazing over a floor of clouds, and I’m feeling good. I didn’t really know what to expect from spending what little amount of money I had left in my savings on a crazy 10-day photography road trip through the Coffee Region of Colombia with three perfect strangers, and I can’t really explain what I got from the last 10 days, but I do feel completely inspired and passionate about getting home and making things happen.

There’s a really good article in the on-board ‘Spirit’ magazine about a 20-year old guy named Rob Summers who was well on his way to achieving his lifelong goal of becoming a major-league pitcher when he became paralyzed from the elbows down from a hit-and-run car incident. I won’t go into much more detail about the story (other then with a buttload of determination and perseverance he is now standing and walking on his own), but if you’re interested I suggest you hop on the next Southwest Airlines flight and pick up a copy for yourself because I’m pretty sure they change these things out every month (also be sure to check the back for those nifty Money Origami Instructions).

Anyways, the article talks a lot about tuning in to your passions and inspirations, setting goals each day based on those feelings, and allowing yourself to add, remove, modify, or change importance of those goals from day to day. That’s exactly what I plan on doing. I’m tired of waiting for things to happen to me. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this trip, it’s that you have to put yourself out there, work hard, and keep on doing what you’re really passionate about. That’s when everything starts falling into place.

My goal is for this blog to portray that.

-Rob Rice

2 thoughts on “Final Thoughts on the Flight Back Home

  1. Hi Rob, I liked the last paragraph, that’s exactly what I was thinking last 6 months. I’ve been studying dentistry for the last 5 years and doing a lot of things that I really never wanted to, I felt out of place, angry and sad sometimes, so now I’m thinking what I really want to do and do it with passion, I’m very happy now.

  2. Hey Ruthie! Thanks for commenting, sorry for this being such a late reply, I’m going to be a lot more active with my blog…

    I know what you mean, I felt the same way while going for my Bachelors Degree in Music Composition – I just lost a lot of my passion for it because it was so strictly classical and I had been in school of sooooo long… But I definitely think you need to follow your passions, you gravitate towards certain things for a reason…

    Good luck!

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