the night before the big trip
it’s the evening before I leave and I’m sitting here with my dog on my lap. I can’t tell him I’m gonna be away for a while, well I could, but he doesn’t understand. I’m gonna miss him a whole lot, my little furry best friend.
I had a hectic week filled with saying goodbye to everyone and making sure everything is arranged properly. I just finished packing my bag and it feels a little weird. The nerves have kicked in. But luckily the excitement is also still there. I’m looking forward to all the new things that I’ll come across in the next few weeks. Not really sure what to expect, as it’s my first time in Asia. But I’m sure everything will work out fine.
As I said goodbye to everyone, I noticed that I was slowly getting into my own little bubble. People kept loading me with questions about things they wanted me to know or wanted me to do before I leave. But honestly, I kind of started to distance myself from it. Not that I do not care about them, that’s not what I mean at all, I think it has more to do with the mindset I need to go on such a trip by myself.
My little bubble makes me focus on what is really important right now: making sure that I am okay, that I’ll arrive safely and I can think clearly. If I let everything get to my head, I won’t be in the right mindset when I leave. It’ll make me stressed and not feel ready. So yeah, I like my little bubble. I think it represents an immense amount of self care. The funny thing is that I recognize the little bubble from when I went to the US. I had kind of forgotten about it, but I’m feelin’ it again.
Yes I’m gonna cry tomorrow and yes I’ll be hella scared. But I know that it’s all part of it. Life truly does begin at the end of your comfort zone. And Asia, is far from my comfort zone. I’m gonna rest now for the end of my night and start my adventure tomorrow, very early in the morning. The next time you’ll here from me I’ll be in Hanoi, Vietnam. And I’m sure I will have a lot to tell you.
Keep me updated on your adventures in Lisbon. And see you in the new year!
Lots of love,