JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

Quasi-Poetry

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Imagine it.
You meet someone.
Someone who will change your life.
(Of course you didn’t know it at the time.
Or maybe you did. Maybe deep inside something told you that this was…. something.)

Anyway – it happens…
You fall in love.
The real deal.
The kind that’s like a million smiles, sunny days, and favorite songs all rolled into one.
The kind where you both feel loved even at your worst.
The kind that can withstand the worst PMS Mother Nature can dish.
The kind that keeps growing stronger.
It’s Happiness.
Silliness.
Sweetness.
Passion.
Joy.
Every good adjective you could ever think of.
Being together is both a fevered intoxication and a favorite warm fuzzy blanket.
Togetherness.  It’s all you want.

So Simple.

But you’re from different countries.
And there’s an ocean between them.
And countries don’t care about love.
They only care for their petty laws.
So you’re waiting.
For Bureaucracy.
Moving in perpetual slow motion.
While you’re forced to be away.
Apart.
Having to keep traveling back and forth.
Always counting the days ‘til the next time.
Seeing something awesome and wishing the other was there to share it.
This thing.
That thing.
All things.
The pretty sunset, the stars in the sky, ducks, bagels, random inside jokes.

You have video chats over crappy wifi signals.
Screens that freeze at the most ridiculous times.
Fifteen second sound delays.

Yet…

In that little screen in your hand…
That smile.
That voice.
That look.
That laugh.
What more could you ever want…
And you know that you’ll find a way.
A way over all the roadblocks.
All the hurdles.
The stupid obstacles.
You’ll clear them all.
Because love gives you wings.
And now you can fly.

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Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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