One year ago today, I packed my essentials in a backpack and left behind a great job in NYC, a long term relationship, loving family and friends and my comfortable life. Some people are perfectly content with comfortable and that's okay. However, something was continuously urging me to leave everything I knew behind and venture into the unknown. I boarded my flight to Asia with no expectations and no timeline of when I would be back. In these 365 days, my eyes have seen so much of this beautiful world, my ears have heard conversations in varying languages, my mouth has tasted the most delicious food, my arms have wrapped around people from all over the world to say hello and goodbye, and my nose has been introduced to scents associated with different cultures. I can't help but reflect today that if I continued to wait any longer for the right moment to leave, wait for someone to join me, or save more money, I would not be where I am today. I would not have experienced all that I have within the past year. I've never felt more like Klaudia than I do in this very moment, and I can't imagine living my life any other way.
To anyone who's feeling like taking that leap of faith, as scary as it seems right now in this moment; take it. You won't regret it.
Now who will I share my jokes with at 2AM or enjoy rainy days with? What dog will lick my face awake in the early hours? What do I do when the darkness consumes me? When will I be enough? #canon#darklight