Mornings in Ubud 🌱
After a couple days of relaxing (partly because I got Bali Belly again 😷), we are off to the Komodo Islands! ✈️
We are suuuper excited to explore a different part of Indonesia, which will include mountains, pink beaches and komodo dragons 🦖
All this thinking of leaving the U.S. has got be remembering when I drove around the country here back in 2016. The year that started my endless wanderlust!
My friends came to me one day and said, “Hey, we are gonna travel around the states and hit up as many music festivals that we can.” Long story short…I quit my serving job on the spot. Four friends and I crammed into my tiny Toyota Corolla and started our journey from Orlando, FL. From there we trekked to Washington, DC to see the Nation’s Capitol. Continuing our way up north, we drove into Vermont to attend our first National Rainbow Gathering, which was the pinnacle of my life back then. It changed everything I viewed into a whole new and open perspective.
Once finished there for over a week camping in a national forest, we made our way to Providence, RI.. then Boston and Salem in Massachusetts… Next we headed near Scranton, PA for ‘Camp Bisco’ (where I met some of my best friends I will have for life!). That festival being in Albany, PA…and with the East coast stops coming to an end, we rushed our way to the midwest and visited family of one of the travel companion’s in Onalaska, WI! An absolutely beautiful little town!
We were nearing the end of July when we finally made it to breath-taking Colorado. Where we attended ‘The Divide’ (where this pic was), ‘BASSCENTER’ in Denver, and lastly one of my favorite festivals ‘Arise’ in Loveland for my birthday Aug 3rd!
Quickly we had to head back to the East and stayed in TN, my hometown, went to ‘Barefoot’ in West Virginia, and finished off at the bottom of South Carolina, to visit more family!
Lessons were learned and trials were tough at times, but I truly could not have asked for a better group to travel with and see the Nation for my 1st time! Unforgettable to say the LEAST and an absolute blessing!
This road trip in ’16 was what gave me a never-ending wanderlust for this globe! Here I am two years later achieving the larger goals I never knew I wanted before this.
Reflecting back, I was taught by the world in a way I can even put into words. With that I know there’s always room to learn and grow! I am even more excited for those experiences to come!
I think about time a lot.
About how it always slips by without us noticing.
I mean, we notice change, like in the seasons.
The snow, it comes and goes on repeat.
Yet we don’t see time. Funny isn’t it?
Well today, or tomorrow, have a good look at it.
And do something actually worth your time!
In fact, I think I’ll stop sleeping.