The past few weeks have been very thick and rich.
I’ve seen so many new and amazing things and met so many new and amazing people.
It’s been a challenge to get any work done, constantly hopping from one place to another and feeling the urge to see all the famous attractions in country after country and city after city.
And with all the external change and shifting, it’s sometimes been difficult to refocus on myself and find my center.
However, that will be changing.
Tomorrow, I’ll be heading down to Koh Phagnan to attend a meditation retreat.
No talking. No computer. No distractions.
We’ll see how I emerge from this experience.
I’ve been living in Japan for the past 3 months.
It’s been pretty nice.
Somehow I’ve actually managed to communicate with people in Japanese.
And somehow my simple little business keeps managing to chug along.
However, the next month or two are going to be a little bit different…
I’ve been out of the United States for about 5 months now.
It’s been an interesting few months, with a lot of changes on my part.
We’ve been to Thailand, Cambodia, and now we’re currently in Japan.
I guess I could post a bunch of photos of all the famous places we’ve been like Angkor Wat or what have you, but I don’t really see much purpose in that, since the same photos are already all over the internet, taken by people who are much better photographers than me.
Overall, I’ve been through a lot.
I’m writing this from a hotel room in San Francisco the night before leaving for Asia.
2014 was a pretty great year.
My online business started to really take off this year and make some real money. I even got to the point where I could actually start paying myself! (Novel concept, I know!)
There’s no turning back…
Right now I’m getting ready to say good bye to Portland, Oregon.
I’ve lived here for the past four years.
But it’s time to move on and see the world.
Tonight my wife and I will be off to Arizona to spend the holidays with her family. Then we’ll be off to start 2015 in Asia.
First stop, Bangkok.
The past few weeks have been hectic. Packing things up. Moving our stuff out of our apartment and into a storage unit. Getting a PO Box. Setting my online business to run without me for a few weeks, etc.
My friend Robert is also leaving on a big trip soon as well, and he recently wrote about some basics of handling finances while he’s gone. It’s pretty much what I plan to do myself.
I’m getting excited, maybe a little bit scared, but most of all, I’m grateful.
These intense feelings are a sign that I’m truly living life, not just letting it pass me by, and I’m grateful for that.