I was reading my good friend Stephanie's blog and she commented on how she had reached post #100. This got me thinking, how many had I written. Well, this would be post 230.
I'm less than a week away from when I first arrived in Seoul one year ago. One year on the road and I'm still going. Not sure I really expected this. Truth be told, I thought I'd be gone 3-9 months and realistically it would be 6months. I had planned to have been in 9 countries in that time range, and almost one year from the start and I'm only in #5 (which for the record, #5 is Vietnam which wasn't on my itinerary)
My mother has asked a few times how will I be able to come back from this and work and really how will I be able to adjust back to "normal" life. Well, like most things in life... I don't know. But I know I will be able to. My mantra of sorts right now has been "I believe in the universe, and I am one with it." (somewhat borrowed from another friend named Stephanie) Sure, it's sort of hippy dippy and new aged, but it works for me. I do believe things will work out ok. Some work has to be put in, but some things just have a way to work themselves out.
I've been getting a plethora of "when will you come back" comments and messages. Well, the truth is.. I don't know. I don't know is a common answer in my life, and this is ok. It's ok to not know something. But I do plan to come home at some point. It's not that I'm looking for something. (so many people will ask you when you go on a big travel, "what is it you're searching for?") No, it's not that, I'm just having too good a time. I'm seeing parts of the world most don't see. I'm learning about new cultures and lives of others. I wasn't fully happy with how I was living before I left and I hope in someways to learn about other ways of life and to incorporate that into my normal life when back home. Though, I am aware that with time back home, I'll slide somewhat back into the "normal" way of life. But I accept this and am ready to deal with that when it comes. But for now I have more to see, more to learn, more to do. So my journey will continue... until.. well.. until I completely go broke. :) and I'm ok with that too.
Loving you all, and loving life.