Experience : a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something.
I knew I had to go. Everything in my life was perfect yet there was something missing. No amount of photos, stories, television shows or movies could fill that gap. I needed the experience. I needed to feel and experience the energy of this exciting, magical place that I had been dreaming of my whole teenage and adult life. The timing wasn't perfect. I had just opened my own business and we were on a bumpy financial path. however, this trip had been planned and cancelled for 3 years and I knew if I didn't make a rash decision and just go, then I never would.
In the past 2 years I have lived a different life. I have been living every last second like it's my last. I've been taught a priceless life lesson that 'life is short'. Many people don't learn this until something terrible happens and it is too late. I'm not waiting for the "too late" the "what if's" or the "if only's". Now is my time to shine. Now is my time to do everything I dreamed of. Now is my time to become my absolute best self. My best self is experiencing every magical moment that life has to offer. I'm not leaving this until tomorrow, next week, next year or 'when I'm older'. They may not come. Now is my time to make every moment count. I will leave no stone unturned, I will live out every single one of my dreams and I will live with absolutely no regrets.
No one knew I was going. My whole world is online and I'm a social media open book but this time I felt I needed to do this trip for me. My closest friends on IG knew and that's it. I didn't need the opinions. I didn't need the judgement. I didn't need the questions. I didn't need the advice. I needed to go and experience this for myself. My way.
My darling Rob said go, without any doubts, questions or jealousy. He couldn't come and said that he would do everything in his power to get me over there. He did. He knew what it meant to me. He worked his butt off for me and for this I will be forever in his debt. He allowed me to take a journey for myself. Stepping out of my comfort zone and experiencing a country that I longed for.
I talked to all the beautiful mothers of my Kindy and each and every single one of them were so amazingly supportive. They will never know how much that meant to me. They gave me 2 weeks off, no questions asked. For this I thank them and am forever grateful.
Even when the tickets were booked and hotels were paid for it didn't seem real. I never knew when it would actually seem real. It was a complete dream. The entire journey was a dream. Every sight, every person, every smell, every sound, every scene was exactly how I imagined it and I was there! Hearing, touching, smelling, seeing and breathing in every single moment of it.
This is what I needed. This is what I had dreamed of. I had done it.
Peace, Love and Hope.
x S.K.K x