In the last 18 months of travel the most impactful lesson I've learned is such a cliche. It's one of those things you hear from a very young age from your parents, grandparents, and basically anyone old enough to have gray hairs... I don't have any of those yet but I'm looking forward to it!
At least I've got the dad jokes down.
This super impactful lesson has been:
Life is better lived together than lived alone.
Sometimes we get caught up in achievement, jumping from pay raise to house upgrade to "bigger" vacations.
One of the really damaging ways I've seen this show up in life is with romance. We get caught up in finding the highest level partners we can find.
I was caught up in "upgrading" the 5 people I spend the most time around for years until I came to a personal conclusion: I was looking for people that were just like me, but better.
Now I look for people that have great big hearts and that work hard to become better at whatever they want. I've become more open minded about everyone. The teenager who coaches people on relationships -- unlike before, now I listen closely. The uber driver who wants to teach me about accounting - I listen.
I like to end posts with wise take home messages but for this one I have none. Well, maybe it's that I don't believe in advice. No one knows what you've been through and how you see the world. It's unique, it's magical. Naivety is a gift, ignorance is bliss, and it can also be our superpower.
Have you ever done the impossible because you didn't know it was impossible?
Oh and here is a vlog from Bali ✌🏼
If you want the song: https://soundcloud.com/nur