You travel once, you travel forever because you relive the wandering moments every day.
I’m not complaining, but working at a startup is darn hard. You are constantly brainstorming and figuring it out.
Then you lose you.
Business is all about building a relationship with partners and customers. Character is what moves a person. But if you lose yourself, your business has no personality. There’s no fun it that.
Business is growing. That’s great. To make it grow even bigger, you have to find yourself.
So just go.
Let It Go
Walking along the endless canal of Bruges, I looked up and all was blue. I spotted a jet up in the sky. Time flew, but the plane could not go far because the sky was forever.
God! I felt free and it was heavenly. Since I work in a small company, there is always fear that your mistake will turn into something big. It’s difficult to forgive yourself for the flaws.
But the sky told me to be more forgiving to myself and also others so I can move on quickly. No more overthinking. No more putting too much meaning into everything.
Walk. Explore. Talk to people. Walk some more. Take chances. Be fluent in being alone.
None of my travels were planned and I was travelling solo. This made me fearless.
I started talking to new people who had good ideas of where I should head to and that’s where I would be the next day.
Being alone allowed me to go anywhere on a whim and it was daring. The bolder I was, I was able to see more.
There were times when I hit a snag. I had to go to Antwerp from Brussels but I did not have my ticket printed and the machines at the print shops were all broken. I was amazing at how much I stayed calm and carefully looked for solutions. Luckily, I made it to Antwerp and had the best tiramisu that Europe can offer.
In the moment
Leaving your hectic life behind allows you to appreciate the world more. I wanted to live in the moment to the fullest so I paid attention to everything big and small.
Time and money will never be enough in travelling. The list of places to go never ends. I will always feel like I could add one more stop.
But everything is nothing.
So I decided to believe where I am now is the best place and who I am with now is the best person in the world.
Whether we’re chasing the northern lights in Iceland or our dreams in reality, we are always travelling. But to make this journey beautiful, we have to remember to say focused, independent, fearless, calm and easy-going.
So let’s go.