This post is about 20 days late and I do apologise life has been busy but finally finding time to recollect my thoughts. I wrote this on the First of January 2016 to put it into context I just haven’t had time to post it so here it goes!
Stop the search just be as I enter into the new year I never make resolutions because I never keep them, so I rather prefer to set a motto of sorts a theme for the year.
I started this tradition three years ago! 2013 was get busy living, and I lived large went to every concert and music festival I lived and had fun. In 2014, my motto was Make it happen and boy did I! I got my TEFL to teach English abroad moved to China which was the hardest most rewarding adventure of my life! I even managed not to live abroad but to achieve another goal of mine long term travel. In 2015, my motto was Expect the unexpected and I could not have chosen a better theme for that year as to what I have experienced I could never have expected in a million years.
So that brings me to 2016 the first day the eve of my last day in Thailand which will be a travel day back to South Africa and my home Cape Town! I don’t know how to describe how I feel about this, my life as I know it changes again and I don’t know what will happen and I am ok with this!
This brings me to my motto for 2016 stop the search and just be! The reason I left home 15 months ago was to find myself go on a eat pray love mission of sorts.
By doing exactly that this is what I have come to learn from people from all walks of life; everyone is always searching for something, love, money, success, fame you name it they searching for it. They never truly invested in just being present in the moment taking it all in! I fall victim to this too always distracted by the background noise.
Put the phone down go off the grid and be and through that I believe the answers we so desperately searching for will just come we will be more open to taking risks and live than constantly on a search, aimlessly looking for something you not even sure you want or need!
I say Thank You 2015 for teaching me all these valuable life lessons some of them extremely painful and pricey, but I wouldn’t change a thing!
Happy New year to all! Remember to stop searching and be grateful for how far you have come, remember to celebrate small victories and stay invested in the now. It’s the only time we truly have tomorrow isn’t guaranteed!
I am back on track now adjusting to life as I know it before the next big life changing event. Stay posted for next post all about my Cambodian Adventures!
Peace love and Happiness