Thursday, December 15, 2011

All the world's a stage

Once, I was going to travel around Europe.
Nina and I were going to spend a few weeks backpacking, travelling by Eurail (train), and staying in youth hostels, ending our trip visiting relatives in Finland. We even bought some backpacks.  They were $40 each at Costco, and definitely not suitable for backpacking.  How naive we were!

Should I say those were the good days? Dreaming up big travel plans but then giddily getting ready for HAPS to see 'the boys'.  Dreaming of a future that is today.
They were good days, but right now, these are the good days too.

I can't say that I still have any burning desire to travel. Unless of course, I could do it with my (older) children.
If they express interest in travelling some day, I will whole heartedly encourage it.

Either way, I love world maps.

Can you say awesomeness?!?!

Okay, maybe I'm the only one getting excited about a map on my wall,
but every time I walk by it,
I smile.

Every time my kids stand in front of it and says "Let's pretend..."
I smile.

I hope this map continues to spark their imagination.  I hope it makes them curious.  I hope it makes them realize how awesome and diverse our world really is.

The world is a playground, and life is pushing my swing.   -Natalie Kocsis


  1. where did you get this from? it's really cute. mia (4) keeps telling me, "lets go to AZ then to MN and MI".. like they are all connected