I know at least 200 Travel Bloggers who wish to travel the world and make money travel writing. I believe one may do it, the others… well, they do not understand they are not on vacation. Yes, the majority of my day resembles a vacation, I know I am not a tourist, I truly hate looking at tourist attractions, but I do enjoy not working, which is what we can call a “Vacation.”
It is quite simple, these wanna be Travel Writers somehow enmesh play and work, then deduce in a leap of logic that playing, partying, touristy things, and their vacation is work. Somehow, these people believe they will be paid for partying their way around the planet.
I tell all my 200 friends who want to make money while they travel,
“Wake up in the morning and work two hours.”
I say something then,
“Thinking about work, is not work.”
I know they have a juicy rationalization that their good intentions were work, they went to the Internet Café got on Facebook.com for two hours, and they call that work.
I feel like a father,
“Did you Blog?”
“No, but I did look at my Photos.”
My friend Ian here in the Philippines works about six months than travels for about six month. He told me
“When a person accepts they must work to earn money, they can start to earn money.”
I love these truisms, when I hear comments like this my ear perk up, I know these are the telltale signs of a brilliant mind. Then I look if there is any action behind the words. If there is a correlation between the words and action, I am excited to know the person. I am excited to know Ian from England, I know he works.
“Say what you are going to do, and do what you say.”
(I will not start on Obama and this Peace Prize crapola, the award that is given after you do something, not before. Geez, I spent 22 years going to 12-step meetings to learn, I am not rewarded for my good intentions, unless you are President.)
I am here in my nice quiet room, it is 5:38 am, and I can hear a rooster crowing, and the roar of the Philippines highway 100 meters away. I am here pounding my fingers on a computer, trying thinking what did I do to deserve such a wonderful life.
That is rather easy question to answer,
1. “I accepted I need to work.”
2. I did the action, “I work.”
I also believe this,
“People that play hard can work hard.”
I like the one,
“You can separate the size of the boys, by the size of their toys.”
Is the world my toy?