One thing I often do with this blog is explore my intuition and psyche behind decisions that I have made. The other day, I, on a whim, booked a solo-trip to visit Central Vietnam.
The flight cost only $113, I had a free weekend, so I figured why not. It is a 2 hour trip from Hong Kong to Da Nang, and I will be taking a bus from Da Nang to Hue and Hội An. I am really excited for this journey, as I really have only heard great things about this region. Also, I have never spent an extended amount of time traveling internationally alone, so I know this will be a special expedition.
The other (somewhat) interesting thing about me making this decision is that I know, a few years ago, I would have never made this choice to go alone.
I know that as a senior in high school, I would have never been able to click purchase and commit to this type of (relatively radical) trip.
But fast forward even just a few years, and I am not only “not nervous,” but I am excited and confident for the journey ahead. It is amazing just how much changes in such a short amount of time. I know that even 6 months ago, I was terrified of certain things that I now do not even worry about.
It is an important reminder on the speed of life and that things change quickly. In the moment, it is very easy to get caught up in relative struggles and challenges. On the macro-level, though, things tend to work out.
In the short-run, yes, things are really hard. But over-time, our most impossible challenges and fears, one day, become tiny specks of thoughts that we question why we even looked twice at them.
It is funny how that happens. In a blink of an eye, our nightmares become just small components of our lives. And vice versa, our biggest goals become just tiny pebbles on the beaches of our life.
Everything is relative.