I am goal oriented enough to last me 12 more life times and I have a bunch of fitness and life goals I have been working on and I will continue to do so.
I dread getting on a flight tomorrow because it's long AF and because I am more than sad that this trip is ending. I am however, grateful that the experience will live within me forever. I have learned so much and grown as a person in ways that I would never be able to do in NY or in the U.S for that matter. This is why traveling is so important and I will travel with my children all the time. (I always joke that on one of these trips I will come back with a baby because honestly, that seems easier than dating).
I already can't stop thinking about where I want to go next. I actually kind of already picked a place, but I am going to marinate on that idea for a minute. I have been quiet most of the trip. My little conversing involves explaining my ethnicity, saying "No thank you" to 47 year-olds who ask to be my boyfriend or saying thank you to all the friendly Thai people. I roam the streets at night and people watch. I read in bed, text or go on my infamous IG black hole until after midnight because my internal clock is all wrong. I love the freedom to do whatever I want. I do make myself go out for dinner so I don't hermit up to much. I don't get dressed up or anything and it's been nice to be make up free. I put a lot of pressure on myself in NY and I am always so intense. I have been very chill and laid back and I don't think anyone at work would recognize my way of being right now. lol. I have done little work which isn't great, but I'll catch up.
I have been busy. I wake up, eat breakfast, workout, eat another breakfast, get ready and walk around or go to the beach. I get massages and each lunch between 12-3 because it's unbearably hot even with the ocean to cool me off. Like I said, very busy! lol.
On this trip, I nailed my headstand. I stumbled on this move in my apartment just a few weeks ago while trying to practice handstands. lol. I was knocking over all the stuffs and needed something a little more zen for my tiny apartment. I'm proud of it (hints my million posts about it). This trip has been life changing, eye opening and exactly what I needed. I almost can't believe I did it and lived it. Thailand was a place I said I wanted to go to, but wasn't sure how or when. I'm proud of making it happen.
I miss some people and I guess I miss my routine in NY. I do miss my CF workouts. I have LOVED the personal training sessions here because I have never had that. I will miss Jibby and all of the ass kicking. She makes me feel out of shape in a good way because it pushes me harder. Realizing I will never be "done" with my body relieved a lot of stress! I can always be stronger, faster and more flexible! This is my first vacation where I worked out. I usually go straight cat mode and turn into a lazy blob, but working out makes me happy so why wouldn't I do that on my vacation?!
I recommend traveling alone just once. I think it's like being single just once. You don't have to, and you can certainly live life without that experience, but it's something you learn from. You gain a perspective that is neither right or wrong or good or bad, it's simply a learning and growing opportunity to find who you are. It's scary AF and some people will fight me forever on it However, like the quote says, "Travel brings power and love back into your life." I think it means that when you feel alone and defeated putting yourself out there makes you realize how full life really is. It's amazing how strong we are and how when we are put outside our comfort zone, how much things change and how we become who we are meant to be.
Much love from across the world!