I could go on and on but the point of this exercise it that for every single excuse you could come up with to NOT do something, you should type said excuse into a search engine toolbar. Like me, I am willing to bet that you will uncover an entire worldwide community that overcame those exact fears and struggles (and more!)
No one ever asked where I was 8 hours a day or what I was doing during that time but I’m sure they assumed the worst. Even my parent’s didn’t ask so I never told them. In fact, I don’t think I’ve told anyone until now so here’s my huge, dark confession…
So here we are, with plane tickets to our first destination and a date. Next comes the task of informing our family, finding a foster or permanent home for our Ninja (ugh), selling the rest of our crap, vaccinations, getting gear, visas…. we have so much to do. Really difficult talks and tasks are ahead and yet I’m Buddha chill. For years I’ve tossed and turned and slept in 3-4 hour increments. Last night I slept a full 8 and today I feel like I can take on the world. Get some.
I promise You to live my life in a deliberate way. To go out with an open mind and an open heart and to give myself to those in need be it fellow human or beautiful creature.
This is your Auntie speaking. It is 3:06 am on a Monday morning, and I have work in a few hours. I’ve been waking up like this for well over a year now, I’ll toss and turn in bed for hours (to the delight of your Uncle “Nonah”) but this is the first time I’ve ever gotten up and attempted put my thoughts into a legible form. I want to maintain this little space on the internet so that you can read and comprehend these words someday.