Some kids dream of being firefighters. Some dream of getting married. Others still dream of saving the world.
One of my childhood dreams was to travel the world and more specifically, to visit Egypt. It was apparent from an early age that faraway people and places were fascinating to me. I would anxiously await the latest edition of National Geographic in the mail and remember pouring over the images, dreaming about what life would be like in any one of the many distant lands always featured. My mother would often say that it seemed so fitting that Christopher Columbus and I share a birthday.
When I was old enough to travel on my own, the world became my limitless canvas of exploration, and over the years I have visited many wonderful places. Now, I’m excited to say that Egypt will soon be included on that list.
Those who don't 'get it' ask, "why Egypt?" Well, why not? Smart-assery aside, as a youngster nothing seemed more exotic to me. It came to represent mystic, beauty and adventure like absolutely no other place. I pondered the mystery of the Pyramids, the bustle of the markets, the majesty of the Nile...
In hindsight, it’s incredible to consider how much these dreams reveal of who we are and the direction we’ll take in life. If we’re fortunate, we’re able to live out our childhood dreams. I can’t wait to live this one.
What were some of your dreams?