The last few months have been a pretty steep climb for me as I have been extra ambitious with my goals and adventures I wanted to experience. Looking back, I don't feel any regrets. I learned and have grown to appreciate life in a much wider perspective. I met people of different cultures and background but only now that I have interacted and engaged with them that I understand that there is not much difference between me and them. Everyone dreams, everyone loves, everyone fails, everyone feels hurt, and everyone needs to be happy. I have been questioned a significant number of times for doing solo adventures, but it is when I am alone and learned not to be lonely that I feel a true sense of independence. It is also when I am alone on a trip that I discover who are the people closest to my soul, because in the absence of the worlds distractions and chaos and hundreds of social media friends, they come to my mind first and I know right then who are the people who has my heart. Time spent away from the people I care helped my value more that little time I get to finally spend with them, whether it be a spontaneous half an hour breakfast, a quick catch up over coffee, a few minutes of video call, a sleepover after not seeing each other for years, or even an unexpected meet up at the airport - these short moments become more meaningful.
Just few more steps to the top (days to go) and I'll be turning 32. Getting old is inevitable, but growing old is such an amazing adventure! And this is an attitude towards life I wish for everyone to have.
Going for another epic journey in 14hrs, and I...can't...wait!!! Also, cheers to the team at @9roundellerslie for helping me stay fit and ready for physically demanding adventures I'm doing and will be doing.
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