This is going to be a quick one.
I’m sitting at this coffee shop in Chiang Rai and I just realised today is my 1 month trip anniversary. It really doesn’t feel like it’s been that long, I still, very vividly, remember getting on that plane; but here I am.
I think with the internet and social media connectivity, I really haven’t had reason to miss home / people back home. I know I’ve jumped between days of exteme gregariousness and extreme loneliness – I probably even complained about it to some of you – but overall I’m happy that I took this step.
I wake up (almost) everyday with no agenda, not knowing what I’m going to do, just making decisions along the way. Most days are happy, some days I’m a grump, but it’s nothing a smile from a random stranger on the street can’t fix. Thailand is a beautiful place with beautiful people, and I’m happy I picked this country as my starting point. I don’t know if I’ve learnt anything of significance so far; to me, this whole journey has been a learning experience. But you know that feeling of regret some of us wake up with every morning? I don’t feel that anymore.
Finally, I’m glad I decided to write this blog. When all of this ends, I will have one place to revisit all my (mis)adventures. I’m also glad some of you take time out of your busy schedules to read this (hey Suhavi!). So, if you’ve gotten this far, I’d like to remind you that my birthday is coming and I accept all kinds of gifts… especially cash. Seriously, please send cash.