I came across this video a few days ago and have watched it so many times, I just had to share. I challenge you not to laugh (and cry) while viewing. Oh, and make sure to watch it with the sound on; it’s more touching that way.
I love this video for so many reasons. Matthew Harding (of Where the Hell is Matt?) succeeded in dancing his way around the globe and uniting countless strangers of all walks of life along his journey. And he’s freakin’ hilarious while doing it. Read his About Me, and you’ll be crying out of laughter. Matt, if you’re reading this: I love you, man.I think Matt sets a great example for homebound Americans (and other nationalities who don’t get out much) that there’s so much of the world out there to see. So be like Matt and do a little exploring of your own! It can be done, ya know, even without a trust fund (seriously, traveling can be cheaper than you may think — and if you don’t believe me, shoot me an e-mail and let me convince you). So many friends and acquaintances of mine — the Lost Girls, Holly, Lisa Lubin, etc.—have quit their fabulous jobs to travel around the world for an extended period of time, and I’m definitely an advocate for this act of bravery (I’ve never actually done it myself per se — unless you count my extended stints living in Europe—but Scott and I will get around to this eventually, I assure you). Although, not everyone lucks into a sponsorship like our little dancing friend here, but hey, whatever works. After all, I made a career out of my wanderlust, too, (clearly)—you just have to get creative!