Embarking on a new adventure comes with a magic mix of excitement and apprehension.
You are looking forward and excited to explore and discover new territories, break new grounds and come out of your comfort zone.
At the same time, you have to deal with the little voice in your head that nags you with its annoying questions such as "Are you sure about what you are doing?" "Is this the right thing to do".
Overtime I have learnt that if you want to grow, if you want to live your life fully, if you want to expand your horizon, if you want to make the most of your life, you need to take control of your life and pursue your passion, convictions, ideals and most importantly follow your heart.
Living life fully means coming out of the “comfort of security” and embracing the unexplored, embracing the adventure, embracing the new encounters and the new experiences.
Embarking on a new adventure while having its share of apprehension and anxiety helps you become more of a complete person. It allows you to see things with a fresh eyes.
It allows you to see the beauty of what may otherwise may have been “normal” and explore the beauty of novelty. It allows you to live every day as a new day.
Embarking on a new adventure with an open mind and heart, allows you to live your journey without prejudice, thus enjoying the luxury of creating something new without the burden of a past.
Embarking on a new adventure is like being a kid in a candy shop. Everything is new and fresh. You look forward to the unexpected, new flavors, new faces, new sentiments, new challenges, new scenery and new dilemmas.
At the end of the day life is nothing but a journey. And by definition a journey means not staying put, but traveling, moving around, being a nomad, changing horizons, gaining new experiences, meeting new people, learning from different experiences, people and cultures.
I’ve learnt that to make the best out of any new adventure, you need to:
- Go with the flow
- Keep all options open
- Keep the door of your heart and mind open
- Say yes to opportunities and people
- Get out and explore
And I commit to do so as I embark on my new adventure.
One week into my new adventure, I cannot but fully subscribe with this quote from Hunter S. Thompson.
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”