Traveling brings out this entirely new version of questions you never thought you'd ask yourself. What possessions bring me joy? What is my perception of a successful life? Why do other countries not believe in the Starbucks app? And most importantly, where are we going and how do we get there? The latter being a question I wish I asked myself more often in normal everyday life settings. There is this trend of flowing through life that we've just adjusted to. Maintaining the existing lifestyle that we have been placed in is something we are really good at. But rarely do we remind ourselves to change up the questions, and get lost in the answers.
Traveling causes this liberating critical mindset to every potential plan you could have. We walk into everyday with a new place to go, a full itinerary of spontaneous adventures or a simple blank slate. We are constantly living in the "what's next" instead of that monotonous routine that is just "enjoyable" instead of "liberating". Where are we going? It's such an intriguing thought. It could be such a simple answer. But is simplicity what we should really be striving for, or should we get lost in the purity of the unknown. I've found that asking the hard questions pushes you to graze in those pastures, and create questions that you may not have known you wanted the answer to.
When was the last time you asked yourself where you were going? In terms of life, or that monotonous path you take everyday, the one that you're so used to that you just blackout and make it from point "a" to point "b" without thinking of how to get there. Have you ever just stopped in the middle of going somewhere and decided it wasn't what you actually wanted to do, or wasn't where you wanted to go? Have you ever questioned it, the whole idea of our daily routines, or the plans that we make. Have you ever planned something that didn't turn out as expected, or never even happened to begin with? These are the things I want you to think about today, and everyday after because these are the questions to get lost in.
In this 365 day journey, I hope I ask myself the hard questions. I dream of finding all the wrong answers so that the right ones will feel that much more genuine. To push myself into the bad decisions, that way I know how to make the right ones later. I hope I start with a good conversation that leads into a beautiful friendship. I want to get lost in my plan, erase it a few times and re-write it to be the best story of my life. Do you think you can do the same?