The problem is, I like a little bit of everything, and there's some things I like a lot. But no one thing overpowers everything to the extent I want to go down that path to the exclusion of all else. And then, I discovered American Sign Language interpreting.
Facebook has reminded me that two years ago, I stayed up until 3am at a riad hostel in Morocco, and then woke up the next afternoon to surf with strangers from Europe and Australia. Today, I woke up in the bed I own at 6am because I'm working on building a habit of discipline, and am currently staving off laziness by working my way through a to-do list.
For me, at this moment, it takes more courage to jump into a known than to jump into an unknown.
One of the main lessons this trip has taught me so far is that I don't have to see everything. Not all places are created equal in my heart, and novelty is not so novel when it crops up every day.
I wrote this October 27, 2015, when I was on the brink of buying a plane ticket back home. I didn't end up buying it, not because the reasoning I give below isn't valid, but rather because I couldn't imagine what I would be doing at home that would be more worthwhile than what I'm doing… Continue reading Why I Almost Decided to Come Home Early from My Carefree Backpacking Trip
Half the enjoyment I get out of where I am in life is knowing it's going to change soon in a drastic way, so I'm always half-anticipating what's to come, and half-savoring the moment that's about to be gone.