A few weeks ago I wrote about my friend, Jane Stillwater, who ran off to Iraq to do some reporting for the real people. No one was paying her to do it. She spent a year saving up to cover all the expenses, but she felt it was important for a citizen journalist to go have a look around and write about it, unfiltered by the mainstream media.
Jane never got out of the Green Zone, but considering the bombing that took place in the cafeteria there last week, she still saw more action than most of us ever will. Read all about her adventures at her site: http://jpstillwater.blogspot.com/
Also this week, another friend of mine finished her training with the diplomatic corps and received her first assignment. She’ll be spending the next year in Nigeria, and after that, who knows where life will take her? I’m very lucky to know some really incredible people. Just thinking about these two adventurous ladies, my passport is starting to itch for new stamps.
What is it Jason Mraz says about traveling?
“I love surprises and coincidences. I love them even more when I don’t pass them off as luck, but rather recognize them as a sign that my life’s course is right on track.”
Um, wrong quote, but still a good one, don’t ya think?