Living life in our mid-twenties can bring about lots of pondering moments, this is such an important time for us to reflect on ourselves, try to understand why we do things that we do and to really come into terms with who we are and what it is that we deeply desire. We have burning questions we want answers to, and we often stumble our way around in attempt to understand the dynamics of it all.
People will often call us lost and people may think that we are trying to “find” ourselves, and that’s okay, because all of that assumption can be somewhat true to an extent. After all, we are in the most exciting time of our own personal evolution. I’d like to see it as the final stages of putting together our life’s road map that will eventually lead us to experience our very own unique reality.
Turning 26 last year, I wanted build on my understanding of the world around me, I wanted to see more of how others live their lives. What is the norm to them in comparison to the norm for us? What are their values? What do they live for? What are the things that keeps them awake at night? What do they deem as their most important possessions? These are all the things I’m curious to know. I wanted to connect, gain new perspectives to expand on my own and perhaps that can help me shape my reality in a way that I really wanted.
Most millennials are now travelling the world as they realised that there are so much more to experience out there. Travelling solo through my mid twenties, I had a sense of curiosity in almost everything around me. Living amidst a materialistic and needy society where we are forever busy chasing one thing after another, trying to prove our self-worth – I questioned the way society shapes and forms us, what causes each and everyone of us to perceive something in a different way, are we aware of what is actually happening around us, do we have the courage to dig deep within our own minds to discover our most desired dreams, and to start heading towards that path?
We are the millennials that slowly have recognised that making a living is not everything there is to life. A very obscure concept that the generation before us struggle to come to terms with. To the most of us, we enjoy travelling. When we travel, we are placed in a different mindset as we enter a foreign country, we enter a place outside of our daily routine, without all the distractions that often traps us. Travelling enables us to somewhat observe and reflect back on our own lives from a distance. It helps us connect with people from all over the world, all walks of life as we share stories, exchange values and understand new concepts that are not found within our immediate circles.
My recent trip to Nepal/India/Thailand at the start of 2017 was another one to remember. Without knowing much about what to expect in the countries that I had picked, I embarked on a 3-week journey to Nepal, India and in an unplanned series of event, I ended up in Thailand. I took with me a 45L backpack and an open-mind and oh boy did I create some amazing memories. It brings me so much joy to be able to share this with you all. I hope you’ve enjoyed watching my video, remember to subscribe if you’d like to follow me on this journey. I will be doing a lot more of this in 2017 and beyond.
I want to challenge all my fellow millennials to start questioning the life settings around them and gather the courage to explore their paths. Sail away and observe YOU and see if there is anything you’d like to change. I promise you, when you actually walk through it all, and make that decision to start DOING things that you’ve always wanted, you will begin to realise that you are one step closer to wherever it is that you want to be. All the lessons you will learn, be it tears or joy (or tears of joy ;) will become an addiction that you never want to break free from. To me, that is living.
I will publish several blog posts going deeper in my experiences at each location in the coming weeks so keep an eye out.
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Ghorepani region, on our way to Poon Hill look-out – Nepal December 2016
Lots of photography work to come.