It’s very easy to get caught up, so busy living your life that you start to travel down a very specific path. Closing off other opportunities- you can only see one way forward. Well, that’s until you get some perspective and realise the world is full of possibilities.
The best way to do this is by stepping out of your world. Because when you’re in your usual world, you only see that. I travelled to Laos for a little r & r trip with mum over Easter. I turned off my phone for a week and it was pure bliss. I didn’t do my usual routine. I didn’t cross things off a never ending to do list. I just was. I caught up on sleep. I did exactly what I wanted to, when I wanted. And for the first time in a long time I felt like I had space to breathe.
Not only that, but a different way to be. I don’t know exactly where I’m heading after my current job (as my contract ends soon) but that was ok. Instead of being filled with dread. I was filled with the sense of possibility. Anything could happen next . I don’t have to be worried.
But if I was in my little world I’m pretty sure I would’ve been overwhelmed with the prospect of being unemployed soon. Because I was on a break- I felt optimistic. I think it’s so important to get out of your world every now again. Turn off the phone. Turn off from the usual. And let the unknown be exciting, rather than scary.
Laos was one of the most amazing trips I’ve been on. It was filled with fun- bathing an elephant in the river, trekking through the jungle, cooking, visiting markets, cruising on the Mekong. You name it we did it. It filled me with a sense of wonder, a passion for the world. Which made me feel truly alive. Truly happy and truly present. Not planning for somewhere in the future. In the words of my friend Ellie Goulding I now feel ‘Anything can happen.’ And that’s no longer a scary thought. It’s exciting.