20 | It's me. It's Wanderlust.
This week I've been thinking of those little things we only value when we no longer have them.
The first thing that came to mind was travelling. I loved it and hated it at the same time. How's that even possible?
When we're on a plane every single week, initially (and mainly in our 20s) looks unbelievable. It feels like you “made it”. In cases where we travel for work and most expenses are covered, it even feels like we're ruling the world. If it's for our personal holiday, it feels great too as we experience a tremendous degree of freedom and strong desire to see more.
When I entered my 30s, I kept an intense travel schedule for either work or leisure. When I turned 35 a year ago, I felt I was reaching my limit. I was putting extra pressure to keep seeing the world in addition to work schedule.
Then the pandemic started. Initially I felt it was for few weeks and then back to normal. But as we can see, it's been a solid year and we're still fighting it. Being confined brought challenges and opportunities. I missed travelling more than ever. I would often go back to my photo/video library. I always remember of my first outdoors coffee after 3-4 months confined. I felt like a little kid in Disneyland. I just wanted to share that moment with everyone. The sense of freedom came back.
This triggered a lot of self-reflection. I started to think about all the things I procrastinated and even uncovered some that I would have never imagined.
What's clear to me is that I'm looking for mental clarity and how to live a more purposeful life. Travelling is part of it. That desire to wander and explore. Wanderlust. But more importantly, appreciating more what seemed to be invisible.
Have a great week and enjoy the content below!
PS: I turned 36 years old, just few months ago. Thinking about entering my 40s is pretty scary. I don't want to even think of it. But on the other hand, I have some important goals to achieve by the time I hit that magic number and I'm taking every step to make them happen. Life is too short, I have no time to focus on “if”.
🎯 This Week’s Quote
“The mind is everything. What you think, you become,” Buddha wrote two millennia ago. Your self is nothing more than what you believe it to be. You must remove all the internal and external definitions of self that limit your progress in life.
Disrupt Yourself by Jay Samit
📝 This Week's Blog Post
For the last 5 years I’ve been looking for the perfect minimalist travel accessory to improve selfies, vlogging, casual photography and so on. I’ve just found it. Let’s talk about it.
Read more: The Perfect Minimalist Travel Tool
🎥 This Week's Video
In this video I'll be sharing the Estonia's most scenic trip I've recently done. These are my 3 reasons to visit Tallinn and stay longer. Welcome to my 5 days in Tallinn. Worth doing this trip in 2021, when we're allowed again.
Have you enjoyed the recent videos? Then please feel free to hit the button below to subscribe to the channel so I can keep making more free videos every week. 🚀