Yesterday I finally touched down on USA soil again, after a turbulent year of unexpected twists. I set my suitcase on the floor and the stillness of my apartment crawled under my skin, especially after the year we’ve all had. In stillness I often find moments for reflection, time to take a deep breath after what feels like months of constant chaos.
It didn’t start out this way. Not for me, not for a lot of us, really. My year started out in Thailand, freediving and working towards getting my instructor’s certification. My days were filled with hours in the sun that bleached my hair and saltwater adventures that pruned my skin.
Well actually, it all started even before that. After I graduated college, I set off on a trip around the globe with one goal in mind: to push my limits. I jumped from terrifying heights, dove to new depths, literally, tried new foods, and did things I never thought I could do.
That year rolled into 2020, where my limits brought me to living in Thailand, going on a cross-country road trip, and eventually to where I am now: England. None of this was originally in the cards but if we’re being honest, it seems like someone keeps dropping my cards and scattering them all over the floor.
When it comes down to it, that’s all limits really are: change. A change in what you thought you could achieve. A change of mindset. A change to the way things used to be.
The original path I set out on to push my limits has changed my entire life. If I had waited until ‘the time was right,’ I wasn’t scared, or knew exactly what my life plan was, I’d be waiting forever. I pushed that limit, too – to go, even when I didn’t know the end destination.
This crazy journey of 2020 has taken me so many places, but not one of them has been a regret. So that only leaves me with one question: Where will you take me next, 2021?
Until next time,
PS Want to see some of the chaos that filled up this past year? Check out some of my favorite adventures below!
- What I Learned While Watching the Sun Set in Koh Tao
- My Island Lockdown in Thailand AND the video!
- I went freediving in a shipwreck in Thailand
- I spend one of the best months of my life in the Daintree Rainforest
- Camping Glacier National Park: One Site, 9 People, and Huckleberry Jam
- Freediving Cyprus – If you can, you HAVE to go there!!
- The Spider Plant Saga