Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Holy hell.  It has been a while, no?  So much has changed, and it is all changing so quickly at this very moment.  But, let's cut to the chase.  My flight leaves for Tokyo in a little over six hours.  It is a 14 hour flight, and then I have an hour to catch my next flight to Taipei.  From there, I will hopefully be successful in navigating the Taipei airport and getting myself and all my luggage on a bus.  I have never been on a flight longer than maybe 6 hours, never experienced jet lag, never left North America... the list goes on.

I keep getting asked the same question: Why?  Why are you going?  Why do you want to go?  Why Taiwan? 

Honestly, I do not have an answer...  Well, I can answer "Why Taiwan?"  I chose Taiwan because I have friends there and have a job lined up that should allow me to pay off a substantial part of my debt, while hopefully also saving up enough money to sufficiently explore that corner of the globe.

But still, why am I going?  I do not know.  Maybe I am looking for something?  But I do not know what I'm looking for, and maybe it will become more clear once I get there.  All I know is I was offered an incredible opportunity in Moab, and I turned it down for this.  Something in my gut just felt like this was right, and I still don't know why.  I think a lot of it has to do with the anxiety of wanting to see as much of the world as possible.  I felt that if I did not go abroad now, I would be stuck in the US forever.  It is time, for whatever reason, and I plan to make the most of it.

I definitely want to start writing more, as I used to, and hope to have plenty of pictures to share as a result of getting a new camera.  I will be updating my couchsurfing profile as soon as I figure out where I'm living, and hope to see you over there, as well as lots of new faces!

Take care of yourself, and be sure to come visit!

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