The body has limitations. The mind has not. We focus so much on what goes on from the neck down, that we forget it all starts from here in mind. Everything starts there. If you are not mentally ready, you’re not physically prepared. And that’s where the preparation starts.
Healthy doesn’t mean a salad. Healthy isn’t a measure of weight. Being healthy involves your mind, spirit and heart just as much as it involves your body. Each person’s version of healthy is different. Sweets don’t make you unhealthy but sadness will.
When I say I want to travel, I don’t mean I want to stay at resorts and go on tours with tour guides or buy key chains from souvenir shops. I don’t want to be a tourist. When I say I want to travel, I mean I want to explore another country and become part of it for 2-3 weeks. I want to discover small coffee/baguette shops in France, churrerias in Spain, Pasta/Pizza in Italy and much more beyond. I want to walk on beaches in Australia and browse the old book stores of London & Manchester. I want to hike the great wall of china and go cliff diving in Hawaii. I want to meet people who are not like me, but people who I can like all the same. I want to take pictures of things and places and people I meet, not stupid selfies for Instagram. I want my mind to be in constant awe of life on earth. I want to see things with new eyes & an open mind. I want to look at a map and be able to remember how I was transformed by the places I’ve been to, the things I’ve seen, and the people I’ve met. I want to come home and realize that I have not come home whole, but have left a piece of my heart in each place I have been. This, I think, is what is at the heart of adventure and this is why I plan on making my life one. Basically i will retire in my 30s while i am still a PhD research scholar/student & all these are my retirement plans.
Everyone is entering relationship, getting engaged or married or pregnant, then entering depression or their 5-month validity of joy. Meanwhile me & my bestfriend just wanna look fleek, stay single and travel, while building an automotive blog, selling atheleisure clothing & whey protein supplements online. Travel because you don’t remember years, you remember memories/moments.
We humans are weird creatures and this world is materialistic. Winning someone’s heart is not enough, you have to put lots of energy to win their mind & body as well.
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. See this video to understand the benefits of ginger lemon water. If you talk to me as a friend or family, i think i might have suggested you this one little over 100 times.)
It’s okay if you don’t know what to feel, if you don’t know what you want and if you can’t figure things out as you go. It’s okay to not want something you worked so hard on getting after realizing, it wasn’t what you thought it was. It’s okay to change your mind, to make mistakes, to walk away from someone you once loved-from something that once meant the world to you.
It’s okay because this is your life, your cause, your body, your beliefs, your mind, your heart, and your feelings. You don’t need validation from no one other than you. And I hope it doesn’t take you a lifetime to realize that.