30 Days Till 30— Daily Video Blog. Ep#20: "Kiteboarding Boracay"
December 20, 2015
I didn’t want to travel actually. I wanted to kite board. Maybe that’s not entirely true, because if I really didn’t want to travel and just wanted to kite, I would have gone back to Maui or to Cabarete, Dominican Republic. I am quite fond of both places. I would have been happy in both, possibly happier than I was initially with Boracay. But, I did want something new and different, so that is why I ended up on the other side of the world. I was looking for adventure. I wanted an adventure. The thing is, I didn’t find the adventure that I expected. The thing is—in life—you never find the adventure you are expecting.
I’m not sure if what I found was better. What I learned is that sometimes first impressions can change. What I discovered is that sticking things out can be the difference between liking and hating. I experienced what it’s like to let go, be free, and believe in myself. I realized that no one will get themselves anywhere if they are not willing to “crash their kite.” You can’t learn, grow, or become better at kitesurfing without a few crashes (probably more than a few). In life, you will be asked to risk if you want to succeed on a larger scale.
Ultimately, when you do accomplish your goals you realize that there is such a freedom and satisfaction in setting your mind to something and experiencing its fulfillment in your life.
Set goals. Dream dreams. Create Adventure.