Setting Intentions

Day 93: Thailand

The rain was falling again this morning.  Mary and I were sending Marco Polo videos back and forth.  She couldn't believe how loud the rain was against the tin roof.  We talked about this website and how anxious I am for it to launch, but how I want it to be absolutely perfect. 

Once we finished our conversation, I was left doing some self reflection.  My 29th birthday is in 4 days.  What do I want to accomplish in the next year before I’m 30?  Well, here’s what I’ve come up with:

  • I want to travel as much as I possibly can
  • I want to reconnect with people who are important to me that I haven't seen in awhile
  • I want this website to be profitable
  • I want to create a YouTube channel for The Journey Within
  • I want to inspire others to live their best life
  • I want to fall in love
  • I want to see the Cubs win the World Series 2 years in a row
  • I want to go to India
  • I want to go back to Haiti
  • I want to lose 100lbs
  • I want to focus on living in the present

Turning 30 doesn't scare me.  If anything, I’m excited.  Each year of my life gets better and better.  I know 28 has been amazing and I know 29 will be even better and 30 will even surpass that.  I am going to live for today and only today.  It is the only day I am guaranteed.  So for now I will focus on the last couple of days as a 28 year old.       

To do that I found the place with the best pad thai in Phuket because, why not?  I walked about a block to the restaurant.  I was seated and given a menu as the waitress stood by to take my order.  I was so confused because they didn't have pad thai.  They had tacos.  Thai tacos?  The waitress was growing impatient with me so I quickly ordered the pulled pork tacos without even thinking.  This was going to be an experience.  Surprisingly, the tacos were actually really good.  They were flavorful and exactly what I was looking for.  Allowing yourself to be open to whatever may come creates a space for surprising and amazing things to take place.  How can you be more open in your life?  What are you missing out on? 

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.


Continents Visited


Countries Visited


Friends Around the World


Friends on Instagram


wherever you are

Food is something that brings the world together. Each culture has its own traditions and favorite foods. As a self proclaimed foodie, I was so excited to try cuisines in the countries they originated in. During my travels, I have discovered and will undoubtedly continue to discover culinary treasures around the globe. I am honored to share with you, My Elephant Tribe, the amazing meals I have enjoyed throughout the world.

Learn more #yummy


Collect moments, not things

Join My Elephant Tri­be