And I must say, there’s something so refreshing about going to a brand new place. I am only here for three months but I have no clue where I’ll be next.
I read somewhere that what we all really want in life is to travel and to love. The latter is partly left to chance, which is what makes it so special…but that’s a whole different story. However, for some of us, travel will always be a choice—a priority we make or forego. Travel gives us insight—the further we go away and search, the clearer things become.
When we are away from all the usual things that surround us, we get a better perspective of what we really carry within—the story we really want to tell.
So much has happened this past year, I can hardly believe it. And yet, so much of it occurred inside the quiet walls of my head. Sure, I didn’t travel the world or meet a soul mate or adopt 8 puppies like I dream of. But I still feel this past year to have been so full.
I learned a great deal about myself. I’ve learned that I am restless in everything—in love, in life, in the city I live in and even the clothes that hang messily in my closet. I’m constantly in search of progression, improvement and development. I don’t crave a life that never changes. I’d like a story that continues to unfold—and I’ve learned to be ok if it unfolds rather clumsily.
I learned there is peace to be found in searching. A continual search makes for a giant story. I want a life lived large. I want to make sure I do all I can to make it as gigantic as it can be.
And I still have lots to learn. I’m learning to embrace the unfamiliar. I’m learning to open my eyes to the uncertainty of it all. So many people I meet seem so tightly tied down. They are bricks and I’m like a leaf, stirred by even the tiniest of breeze. Don’t get me wrong—I don’t claim one mindset to be better than the other. All I know is this past year swept me up, and this coming year has me going everywhere. And while it’s been quite a wild ride at times, it’s a whirlwind I crave.
When I fantasize about a life elsewhere, it’s never to escape what I have. Rather, it’s to run towards more of what I want—change, growth and adventure.
So, when this amazing opportunity presented itself, I chased it across the world to this little place called Tokyo.
Anyhow, I apologize for my rambling. If you made it to the end hoping to read about my Tokyo shenanigans, I promise it’s coming in the next post. Stay tuned.