Last December 20th marked the 4 years anniversary of me blogging. Starting in 20th December, 2011, coming back from walking El Camino de Santiago, being excited to share my adventure hiking across Spain with the world, and sharing all those lessons I have learned, and how my point of view of things I have seen were sometimes different than other fellow travelers I have met, given the different backgrounds we had, I started blogging.
I can’t believe it’s been 4 years already! So many things have changed! Including my dreams and hopes! Well, some basic dreams are still the same, wanting to travel more and see the world is still a major dream of mine, maybe it’s just my excitement about it that have changed (aka shrank).
Since starting this blog to share my Spanish adventure, and my dreams of or stories about visiting other destinations, I have been to Thailand for a month, then Indonesia for almost 6 months teaching English in a local school. I’ve done a lot of traveling in Egypt (still haven’t been to the South! Damn it!!). I, then, went to England to study a master’s degree, I stayed for 16 months, traveling to Scotland many times, and falling in love with it. I also did a mini Euro trip to Amsterdam and a few places in Italy.
Writing it down made me realize it is a lot! I am proud and I am glad for everything that has happened so far. May the next few years bring about a lot of more adventures my way.
So, going back to the change of excitement, I was looking through my old posts earlier, and I stumbled on my posts about going to mount Bromo in Indonesia. That was one hell of an adventure, getting lost in the desert, freezing, and deciding to stay there until sunrise with hopes that I’ll be able to take me and my partner back to safety. I wonder if I still have that spirit in me…I wonder that if I am in Indonesia today, and my friends that I had just met a week or two back tell me “Hey, let’s go to Bromo, with motorbikes, driving most of the night through mountains and sandy desert!”, is this something I’ll say yes to? I really hope so! I will be very disappointed in myself if I had grown into a boring, less adventurous person.
Recently, I have been making a lot of plans! I still get excited over planning, but probably it is getting older that is making me think a lot before taking any action on those plans. The limited money, getting older and making less money than I am spending, depleting my resources is all adding to the lack of excitement I am gaining.
20th of December, 2015, marked the beginning of the fifth year of me blogging about traveling. I am hoping that this year will have a lot more travels than the previous. Wish me luck and hope you too will have a great year full of life changing adventures.