So it’s that time of the year where things come to an end and we reflect on what life has been in 2016! Globally it’s been an interesting year politics world wide going crazy and so many influential people dying! To me it’s just a reminder that we not in control and that there is a bigger things happening in this world and we all put here to play our parts!!
Personally this year my last year in my twenties has been one crazy adventure!! It feels like just yesterday I was celebrating 2016 on a beach in Thailand with my family and best friend I took off and returned home feeling extremely anxious and excited.Celebrated my first birthday with my family in ages with a traditional SA Braai and then partied the night away with my best girlfriends it felt like a world wind dream!
Then reality set in and my crazy adventures came crashing down, I was 29 unemployed, no plans, feeling really depressed, moved back in with the parents and a house full of people. It was tough but the time I needed to use to make plans, do I stay or do I go again!
Fast forward 6 months at home and an overweight Thalea because I indulged in all moms cooking lol! I found myself setting up shop in Korea it quickly became my new home! I haven’t been happier I mean I have my ups and downs but being here had never felt so right!! I have traveled to about 10 different Korean cities that I absolutely love and my appreciation for the underrated beauty of this place has filled me with so much joy!
The people I have met have just made this journey even better I have learned to love myself more and truly love others. I have opened my closed self up to a new world and its only because I took that giant step to return to the unknown. I have laughed until I have cried and cried until I couldn’t cry anymore.I have learnt that in this fast moving world you have to put yourself first and that you can’t depend on others for anything. Those that want to be in your life will be and you don’t have to force anything!! I have made real friends that are like my family and this is the best part of travelling and living abroad for me.
I have no clue what 2017 holds I don’t know where I will be but I do know I am ready, ready to be older a tad more responsible and to start this new chapter! They say life gets better in your thirties right!
So Happy New Year to all I hope that this year has taught you many things and that you are ready for new things in 2017!!
Peace love & Happiness