This is my own version of the Alan Watts ‘What Do I Desire’ videos. I have managed to accumulate 100GB of GoPro footage on my hard-drive, so thought I would make a travel version to the audio clip I listen to almost every day.
Of the multitude of Alan Watts lectures, this is one of the most inspirational. There are many great videographers ripping audio and editing videos over Planet Earth clips so I thought why not use my own real life travel footage?
The video starts on the aeroplane to Thailand and flows into clips from Koh Tao, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Queenstown, Abel Tasman and all around New Zealand and some Australia.. We have had a great year of travel in 2013.
Take the time to sit down and think about what your perfect day would look like and ask yourself.
What Do I Desire?
If you say that getting the money is the most important thing then you will spend your life, completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing. Which is stupid! – Alan Watts
I decided to leave the job I was sticking to for the money and followed my own passion for travel and went back to cooking while in New Zealand. I worked in the Hilton and a few catering companies around Queenstown while getting into photography, blogging and video making. I also came across many inspirational websites, met up with some great people and ended up creating the life I wanted within 7 months.
Do what you love and focus on progress, the rest will come.