I miss traveling.
When I say ‘miss’, I mean it as well as a part of my life was gone. For good.
It has been about 9 months since my last flight and while I was clearing my mac the other day, I came across travel photos that I never bothered to share or load up anywhere.
Looking through them reminded me of how I took traveling for granted since it was part of my job. I always had the mentality that I will be back in the future anyway and I will take more photos then; I will try that famous ice cream then; I will go sail down that river then.
Little did I know circumstances happened and I had to leave flying one day. Gone were the days I have ramen in Tokyo, shop in Paris, have coffee in Australia, hug lion cubs in South Africa or watch soccer in a German bar.
I don’t regret clipping my wings nor do I hate my life now. I just regret taking things for granted and thinking that the chance will always be there.
But flying have taught me to live life as it comes. To plan for life, but refraining from planing too far into the future and getting stuck in the present due to future commitments. To love fiercely every moment as life is fragile. To never stop learning and keep doing what you love.
And most importantly, to never take kindness for weakness, and silence for stupidity.
Life is not that long but at the same time, not that short either! We are all here on earth for a short ‘holiday’ so why not make it a good one?
In the mean time, enjoy my offices that I have been blessed with for the last 3 years!