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? 

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