Travelling is liberating
It opens my eyes to different cultures & people
It challenges me
It enriches and expands my existence on this world
The fellow travelers I meet at hostels broaden my understanding of the world
One step can lead to a thousand
New connections and inspiration for the next adventure
Travelling will not make you happy or complete your life
But it can expand, enrich, and enlighten your life if you allow it too
(Backstory, I have traveled and lived in Hawaii; backpacked New Zealand, Vietnam, Japan, and Thailand. My next travels will be to Italy, Croatia, and Greece.)
Never commiting long term to a job
A relationship or location
This is how I choose to live my one life for now
For the open road is welcoming
The journey along the windy path into the unknown
Adventures with new friends
New places to explore
Discovering who you are through the adversity of uncertainty
The uncomfortable decisions you have to make that push you to be better
Never stagnating in one spot
Not decaying & mold from staying still too long
I’ll embrace this journey as a vagabond for now
Not knowing where life will take me
Stress at work
Stress at home
I care too much what others think
I care too much what other do
I think about my past and I’m sad
I think about my future and I get anxious
Life is too short to worry about every little detail
To worry about being perfect at work
To stress over the unknown future
Feel the liberation of not giving a shit about what others think of you
Let that huge grin shine into the darkness of worry, stress, and anxiety over what everyone else is thinking & doing
Love is what truly matters
Keep moving forward.
On the path unknown.
Life is beautiful.
Life is short.
Our lives are more precious than any diamond or jewel.
Let go of the past.
It weighs done this present moment.
Crushing joy & love.
Don’t fear what’s next.
Anxiety ruins this precious moment.
Trust the uncertainty of the path unknown.
After 18 months of living on the beautiful Island of Maui, I have decided to take a huge step into the unknown. I have decided to fulfill a dream of mine and move overseas for 1 year to New Zealand on a working holiday visa. A mix of excitement, joy, and fear dances around my mind these last couple weeks. Fear is natural to such risky endeavors but I’m choosing to guide my life with the love of the unknown instead of fear. All the new people and experiences that lie ahead sounds exciting to me! I have faith that everything will work out as it always has. Zooming out, every risk I have taken has worked out in the long run. Why should I doubt myself and others when all of my past tells me otherwise? Moving to Maui has prepared me for this even bolder step on my path into the unknown. I left a stable career job on the mainland to move to Maui. Without this critical step, I would not be moving to New Zealand. I am grateful for Maui and the many people who have helped me along the way!
I will be living in hostels all over the north and south islands of New Zealand while working part-time to live full time. I hope to post about my experiences in New Zealand on this blog to help others live more meaningful lives. I want to inspire others to take risks in order to live the life they love. Thank you to those reading this post. I appreciate your time and attention.
Today I will release my need to know.
To control everything & everyone.
I will surrender to the path unknown.
I don’t know what lies ahead on my path.
I don’t know if I will ever get married or have kids.
I don’t know what happens after death.
I don’t know what is best for another.
I don’t know what is truly good or bad.
Marco Polo’s voyages paint my vivid dreams.
Exploration in my DNA.
Excitement on the path unknown.
The path unknown.
Today I will choose excitement, not worry.
Love over fear.
Freedom over security.
In front of you is a dense forest. Alone your mind wanders of what lies ahead. The path will be treacherous at times. Will you survive what lies ahead?
Dark clouds lurk above.
Fear, worry, & doubt in every step.
Will I survive the path unknown?
I could just stay in the cozy open field.
Take the easy route.
Ride out my one life in a security blanket.
Imprisoned by doubt.
Step into the lush forest.
Embrace the path unknown.