There are three promises I made to myself:
- 1. Do not let fear obstruct your experiences,
- 2. Write and write often, and
- 3. Approach 1. and 2. with love and honesty.
So, in the spirit of above, let me be candid: my life decisions (money, education, love, etc.) in the past couple of years, in some way or another, have all been driven by fear: fear of failure, being alone, etc. I do not regret those decisions or the wonderful experiences that have resulted – but it does dilute the journey.
So I started playing the opposite game.
Now, anytime I am scared to do something I really want – I actively push myself to do it anyway. The results have been pretty spectacular (see Yes Man). The people, places, things I learned…but that’s for another blog.
My focus here is one particular facet of my larger philosophy shift: to travel alone.
I know, I know. Traveling solo may not seem crazy to many. But relativity is a funny thing – and this is a significant step towards waking up a part of me that has been sleeping for a long time.
I have decided to focus on three Thailand Adventures:
Thank you to all the beautiful people that helped me map out my trip. It has been such a pleasure to meet so many different people who were willing to help out a complete stranger.
I leave November 16. Stay tuned.