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!
So this was brought to my attention without the intention of writing about it, but it's still on my mind so here goes.
Let me preface this by saying I am not a planner. I've always just went and figured things out as I go.
This post begins as a practice. As a challenge to myself to document a process as it unfolds. To create a story as it comes to be.
This post has been sitting in my head for the better part of three weeks, but if I'm being honest it could very well be more like ten years.
Let me start this by saying I have been doing social work for the last two years. That sentence seems like a declaration of something I've avoided to say because it did not fit what I was. It was never what I intended on doing, never thought it could be what I was capable of doing. It was not my goal nor intention, yet I did it.....
There are "luxuries" in life that we perceive outside of our own reach. We place these notions outside of our scope and in so doing negate our potential.
I read an article just now that presented how much of our time is spent looking at the small screen. The small screen you might ask? You know that little multitasking, mini computer you keep in your pocket daily.
Since this site went live I've had little to no content that includes a huge aspect of my life, travel.
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