March 21, 2011 § 4 Comments
In the process of trying to recover fragments of not too long ago, I find myself back in the all too familiar process that is travel planning. Although this time the period is only a fraction of what it was a few years back, the complications of booking flights, finding accommodation, and negotiating multi-city stops are none the easier. In fact, I think back on my big trip in 2008-2009 with what I can only describe as great fatigue really, as I sit here in my comfortable living room watching my big screen TV, wondering, how on earth I ever managed to pull it off. Don’t get me wrong, I am proud of what I accomplished, but right this moment, all I want to do is have someone pick me up from the airport, bring me to a nice hotel, have someone take me around on air-conditioned private tours, and take me shopping, damn it. Of course plans always change and the first unexpected bump has occurred even before I’ve left. It turns out I need about a month to get a tourist visa to Brazil, and considering I leave in 2 weeks time, that plan is scratched. Instead of going to Brazil to be received by a friend, I have to go to Chile alone, somehow figure something out over there for 5 days, before reverting to the original plan of Bolivia, Argentina, Mexico and LA/San Francisco. It all sounds way too hectic already. Anyone wanna come along to make things easier?
March 13, 2011 § 5 Comments
Hello world. I have heaps of excuses for my long hiatus but I won’t go into detail. Let’s say I misplaced myself and forgotten what it was like to be me. It spawned from many various factors, often turbulent and uncertain. But all of that is not important anymore. This year my goal is learning to accept that what I am now is enough, and that everything else is peripheral. To do that completely I need to escape, only for a while. I’ve decided to go to South America. The final continent on my bucket list. Needless to say, my sense of adventure is slowly returning, and hopefully, sense of myself will too.
My current motto(s) are:
– Don’t take myself too seriously.
– Be kind to myself first.
– Live life to the fullest.