This will be the first part of what will be a multi part write up. Capturing all that I experienced in Thailand and Cambodia is to large to fit into one post.
So, I finally made it to Southeast Asia! A land of lush jungle, crystal clear water, and flocks of spectators.
I got back from Thailand and Cambodia this last week and I'm still trying to process what has transpired. I feel a rush of emotions, and it's not the lack of rest or the 20+ hours spent traveling the world. What I feel is a deep attachment to the world and a reconfiguration with the purpose that always brings me alive, that brings me a step closer to where I want to go.
I have to share this picture because it's literally what inspired this whole thing.
That's me and my seven-year-old navigating a busy street of Chiang Mai. This image encapsulates a vision I had in my mind 6 years back when I was 23, and she was 2. What I envisioned was a scene of us zipping past the streets of some Asian country, settling down and sitting street side as we snack on some exotic food and are engulfed by another culture and its people.
Fast forward to last week, and we made it. Not quite like I had envisioned, but damn near close enough. Ultimately it wasn't about the image, the night market, the food, it was all about the intention of making a vision a reality.
This trip was a rough plan, then a vocalization, then it became a plan, and then it became reality!
There is still much to share about this trip so stay tuned, but for now, what I want to convey is the importance of holding on to your dreams. Things may get in the way, life might get busy, but continue on. Our dreams are only dreams unless we have the courage to make them a reality, and I believe we all have that ability!
Father, traveler, self trained creative, and spectator of life. The quest is to live a life intentionally, to construct a life of my choosing. I left the comfort of home at the age of nineteen and have been enjoying the Viaje as it unfolds ever since