Six Months to LIVE! (my journey from Barcelona to Belize at the End of Time?)

Excuse me for adding yet another blog to this crazy-overloaded-cyberspace, but


They say there are only two real story lines in any novel or movie: “A (wo)man goes on a journey,” or “A stranger comes to town.”

This appears to hold true in my life as well.  I’ve lived and/or traveled on six continents thus far, and Jon Kabat-Zinn’s truism is unfortunately true:

“Wherever You Go, There You Are.”

But this has yet to put a stop to my Wanderlust.

Assuming all goes well, I will be replacing the below stock photo of the Hotel Arts Barcelona with a real one once we check in on Thursday, 6/21/12.

I kinda dig the way the Gehry sculpture looks like a gynormous golden sperm trying to impregnate that poor little pool. (The hotel is part of the Marriott chain, so I presume it’s Mormon?  Keep trying, my golden Peix … those girls always give in eventually.)

In any event, the date I’ve chosen to launch this blog is hardly accidental.  Just in case you’ve somehow managed not to hear all the rumors, the world is predicted to end on December 21, 2012.

That gives us all JUST SIX MONTHS to live.

(To LIVE, if you’re smart.)

I don’t actually believe in all those Doomsday scenarios (okay, I did stock up on about a hundred pounds of dried produce in Y2K …).  But 12/21/12 really will FEEL like the End-of-the-World for me  …

It’s my 45th birthday.

So in order to mitigate my mid-life crisis, I’ve decided to treat the next six months as though they really ARE my last.

And for me that means, TRAVEL.

I’m not sure why I’m starting out in Spain (except for that it’s one of the European countries I’ve somehow managed to miss), but I’m thinking about ending the year in Belize … all that Mayan stuff, you know?

Besides, I kinda like alliteration: Barcelona to Belize just sounds good … and just where else am I supposed to go, Barcelona to Birmingham?  (Never been there either … who knows?)

If I don’t manage an End-of-the-World ceremony with the Mayans, maybe I’ll somehow find a way to party with Jane Fonda on 12/21/12? 

After all, it will be HER 75th birthday … sort of puts my Cougar initiation party plans to shame.

On a more serious note, I hope you will join me on my blogging adventure.  Apart from travels, I’ll be writing about Purpose, Writing, Spiritual Stuff, Health and whatever else feels good.  (Please visit the “About” page for more details.)


Today’s question:

What would YOU do if you actually believed these were YOUR last six months?  Would you travel?  If so, where?

6 thoughts on “Six Months to LIVE! (my journey from Barcelona to Belize at the End of Time?)

  1. First of all I want to commend you for what you are doing; it is not only brave, but admorable and when reading the above I became overwhelmed with excitement for you. I feel this will be an amazing journey that will give birth to amazing things…I feel a book?!

    Tp answer your question; If I had six months to live I would absolutely travel. It is one of my life’s dreams/passion/goal to travel the different corners of the world and experience different culture. I have only been to Italy, which I loved, but it only scraped the surface of my curiosity about Europe. I would travel through France, England, Scotland, and then over to Ireland. Africa, New Zealand, Australia, then Bali.

    • Thanks, Amber … That sounds like quite a trip!

      And one of the reasons I’ve decided to blog again is to make writing publicly a habit again, whether it’s my “life purpose” or not … 🙂

  2. Love the blog.. love the idea.. can’t wait to hear more about your travels! Let’s get together when you get back and I can hear all about it! I’ll come up to you next time. I dug Barcelona.. also loved Belize… even enjoyed Birmingham. 😉 I turn 45 in November so I feel your midlife crisis and I raise you a month. Enjoy your journeys!

    • You’re DEFINITELY on, Elle! I look forward to picking your brain about where my next “B” destination should be on 12/12/12 …

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