A Citizen of the World

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Now only days before I disembark on an adventure that is certain to be the greatest time of my life so far. I feel as if I have been stuck in a limbo between wanting to squeeze every ounce of experience and fun out of each remaining second I have in this beautiful country; whilst also feeling like I could explode from the emotional cocktail of excitement, fear and sadness I feel towards my next journey. It is as if I am finally experiencing life at the right speed, each day is distinct and never too short or long.

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I have spent the last few days with a large group of close friends partying in what would have to be my favourite beach in the world. Rainbow Beach. Rainbow is a few hours’ drive north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia in a scarcely populated town full of backpackers stopping in to take the barge to Fraser Island. Words are really lost on it so I will have to let the pictures speak for themselves.

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I am feeling more ready than ever. I have been slowly ticking off the people I have yet to say goodbye to and now only my family remains when they wave me goodbye at the airport. Rainbow has refreshed my soul and I feel content with the last experiences my home country has given me.

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As of two days from now I will be on my own on the other side of the world living for experience completely free of the superficial things in life, the way I think I have been longing to live my whole life. My head is ready this time, I feel stronger in body and soul and I cannot wait to do what life is really all about and that is to just experience. I think that what we really fear in death is that we have not lived at all. I certainly do not intend to spend my whole life having not lived, having not taken risks, having never grown.

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It is a frightening and liberating experience embarking into the unknown. I have a one way ticket to Mexico and the only other things I am taking with me is my backpack, some vague plans of what I want to see and do, a 6 month commitment to stay in Colombia, and my white belt. I don’t have a time frame beyond the first 6 months I will just see where the universe is going to take me and so I do not know when I will come back or even if I will come back. I am not an Australian I am a human my home is earth. My home is wherever I can put my feet up after experiencing the wonders of each new day I am finally ready for my journey to begin!

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“To live fully one must be free, but to be free one must give up security, therefore to live one must be ready to die” – Tom Robbins

 

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