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Lighten Up While You Still Can

 

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When The Eagles sing Take It Easy, the line that stands out for me is, ‘Lighten up while you still can.’ It’s the same when Jackson Browne and James Taylor sing it.

 

Baby boomers know how hard it is to lighten up better than anyone. Lighting up too, but that’s another post.

 

Lighten up isn’t about hair, let’s get that out of the way. It’s about letting go, de-stressing, doing what you can with what you’ve got where you are.

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Run Away From Home, Family, Life. But To Where?

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If you were lucky growing up you couldn’t run away. Well you could, but would you end up someplace better?

 

My hometown is North Bend, Oregon. I attended the same grade school, junior high, and high school all in the same school district. So did most of my graduating class.

 

We didn’t hear much about the run away idea.

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Travel Education Fatigue Makes Well Rounded Snob

 

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The first time I heard an acquaintance talk about travel education I was impressed as hell. They made me want to do it, to go where they’d been.

 

Then I heard it again, and again. And again. Has this happened to you, travel education fatigue?

 

You need to fight through it.

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