A few thoughts before heading off

To be honest I had planned to start this blog on a more positive note. In my mind, three days before my flight to Lima I was going to be excited, perfectly prepared and without doubt but I guess life hardly ever plans out like imagined. Now I am a ball of nerves, sitting in my parents guest room with stuff all over the floor, a long to-do list of things to bring into storage, organize on my computer, e-mails to be send and last minute buys to do. Feeling poorly due to a throat infection and having been reminded of taxi kidnappings (thanks Jason) certainly doesn’t help my worries either.

But then I also know that once everything is packed, I feel physically better, have survived the 13h flight and found the way to my first couch surfing host things will probably look different to me. My general plan this year is to plan less and have faith that everything will turn out great so this is probably just the first small challenge of letting go and trusting more. And while I have medicine for my throat, I have a list of things to look forward to for my mind. Because despite my plan to plan less I do have a list with some personal goals and ideas for the following months which includes in no particulat order:

  • being aware of my needs and taking good care of myself
  • learn peruvian embroidery and / or weaving
  • going on a multiday hike in the Andes
  • asking people more questions about their passions, views and inspirations (instead of e.g. their jobs or which sites they visited)
  • explore the Amazon
  • do some yoga
  • write a diary to hold on to beautiful memories and new ideas
  • approach new people openly
  • regularly share photos and blog about experiences
  • take the time to mindfully enjoy new places

Just looking at this list now makes me excited and a lot less worried. So I am positive that everything will turn out amazing. I’ll try to keep you all up to date on this blog  (I might switch to German from time to time) and hope to seen you again happy and well at some point in 2016 (or 2017)…

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