Some Day One Day is TODAY
This morning I woke up, warm in my bedroom at my parents’ house. At first, it felt like any other morning. I’d stayed up way too late last night and now I wanted to throw my alarm across the room. I reached for the snooze button for the third time when it hit me. Today wasn’t any other day. Today is the day I crossed a big, giant, scary thing off my “One Day” list. Today I am getting on two planes that will take me to Bangkok, Thailand. After today, my life will never be the same.
I am struck now by how real that statement is. I can feel it in my bones. I’m not the same person who held back tears as she waved to her mom across the security line. I did it. I got on the plane and am flying across the world to have an adventure of a lifetime. I now know myself as someone who not only has big dreams, but as someone who fulfills on them. It’s fitting that right now the song in my year is “I lived” by Glee.
I’d been building on my Some Day One Day list my whole life. I’ve always had big plans. I want to travel. To write. To love. To live a life so fulfilling that I could stand back at the end and nod. That I knew I had given everything I could, and left the world a better place than what I was born into.
There’s lots of things on my list, and it feels damn good to start checking the big ones off. Today – international solo travel has a giant check mark next to it.
If you had told me on Jan 9, 2016 that a year later I’d be sitting on a plane heading to Bangkok, I wouldn’t have believed you. I was overdrawn, maxed out, and had just quit my job in Vancouver and was moving back to Victoria. I didn’t know what life was going to bring me, but I know I needed to move back to where my soul felt good. 2016 was a year where I said yes and no more intentionally than ever before. Yes to subletting from a friend and living on my own. No to going out for fancy dinners and drinking the night away. Yes to throwing my hat over the wall and becoming an entrepreneur. No to taking the 9-5 office job. Yes to moving halfway across Canada to work and live amongst polar bears and beluga whales. Yes to Churchill going from 3 months to 6 months. No to moving back to Victoria like I had planned.
Now the big, bold move. I bought my one-way ticket to Bangkok. And my life forever altered. For the next six months, only two things are for certain. I’m spending tonight at a beautiful hostel in Bangkok. And on July 12, I’m a bridesmaid for one of my dearest friends.
Everything in between in unknown. Everything in between is up to me. Stay tuned my friends. Adventure is knocking at my door.
Some more photos of my journey from Vancouver to Bangkok…