I have always loved this saying and had hoped that one day I could be one of the lucky few to experience it. I finally feel like I am exploring my potential while enjoying life.
My life in London was an amazing one that I would not have traded for the world, but there comes a time when one must move forward. Change if embraced can bring forth spectacular shifts in ones mind and then in ones life.
There was a little quote on the file I bought recently that said ‘if you surrender to the wind, you can ride it’. It hit home at the most perfect moment. My first day I freaked out a bit about being in Bali and seeing how different things are here. It set in that this is permanent and I am not just on a little holiday.
This feeling was a familiar one. I felt this way, while spending time in Jakarta during my early teens. It was culture shock. At that time all I could think about was want to go back to the United States. Over the years I have regretted not embracing Indonesia and the culture.
I have surrendered to my life here and am willing to see what adventures it has in store for me. I am loving every minute now, from joking with Reddy my (personal assistant/driver/friend) to sitting on the floor and eating at the local Warung.
I am Indonesian, even if I don’t look it completely or speak perfectly, this is who I am. I want to discover the beauty of the island and also that of myself.
Just Uploaded my first video on Youtube:
Feeling a bit awkward doing a video, but my little sister says that it could be interesting!