22 going on 23.
If I don’t live my life the way I WANT IT TO BE RIGHT NOW, then time is going to fly faster than I can catch it. Self, wake up.
I want a boxful of memories that says “MY TWENTIES WERE AWESOME.” (Have yet to get that box, literally.)
Why I don’t regret travelling Japan+Korea with friends for 5 weeks last summer. People say “Omg, but that’s so long!” but I say “Not enough time, folks!” We sorta covered southern Japan (Tokyo, Nikko, Kyoto, Nara, Arashiyama, Fushimi-Inari, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Osaka) and then in Korea I pretty much bummed in Seoul+Yeosu because of my boyfriend’s work. (I was so bored out of my mind in Seoul, there’s little chance of me doing that again.) There’s so much more traveling to do and this is the time to do it. In your twenties. When you actually have time and you don’t have kids and bills to pay. Yet.
I loved Cambodia and Vietnam last year; beautiful nations with great permanence and significance of history. I’ve also traveled (my beloved) Bangkok this January and will travel Europe, New York and Mexico this summer and hopefully, Koh Samui in the winter! I worked hard for these opportunities, make no mistake about that. When you want it, you’ve got to work for it - something I learnt early on in my twenties.
I haven’t yet travelled enough. It’d be ideal to start working so there’s some money that I can use to fulfill my desires of touring this world and making a difference in people’s lives. I’ve wanted to go on a long volunteering trip for a long time now, where I build houses or toilets or teach and learn a little bit more about this existence that is life. Even entertained thoughts of a year-long program in Japan, under the JET program or going straight to grad school in London. I wanted to work as a consultant, a banker, an actuary, an investment strategist, a lawyer - and I still want all these things. A day in my head is a day of never-ending ambition. There is no way I can rest on my laurels; that just isn’t who I am.
There’s no point in denying who you fundamentally are. All there is to that is to learn and grow everyday until infinity.
(Source: dreams-insane, via the-absolute-best-posts)