“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck
May 10, 2012
DPS Airport, Bali, Indonesia.
It’s been a real roller coaster these past 2 months in Bali. I truly love the Island and experiences all around. People, smells, ocean and remote location. It is a deep down to earth feeling when you are on an Island. I tried to repeat an experience of my past visit, that shaped my decision to move and permanently live in the “Paradise on Earth”. However this time I chose a different approach, location and a lifestyle. I got caught up in “Housing” aspect by switching apartments every month, dealing with locating a quite and “fast Internet” available place on daily basis, instead of concentrating on my goals and my business. I had to deal with ants in my bed, police check stops and socializing instead of work. Socializing point is awesome in personal experience, but wouldn’t take me closer to my dream . I Felt like I am 15 again, hanging out with young guys and gals, partying and talking talk and it was amazing, however that’s not the reason I am here. I lost perception of reality. Next month I am switching my place from busy convenient life, accessible to clubs, bars and restaurants to something more remote. Tomorrow I am going to Hong Kong. Although I feel relaxed, fairly productive and comfortable here in Bali, I can’t wait to feel well forgotten and hated rash to human traffic, hustling environment, smell of asfalt, sewage and aroma of great food and sweat at the same place. Complete opposite to Bali. Wow! Doer’s Smell. Jump into the river of people on Connaught road, have an Escalator ride in Mid-Levels, meet my Banker, have a street food with my Entrepreneurial friends and discuss crazy startup ideas with people that care and get shit done. Then China, Philippines, Thailand, Aus. Bottom line… Can’t stay in one place any more. “Permanent” is completely irrelevant to my life. It’s always changing, evolving like an alien substance. Something that we create but barely can control.
Need to hit the road. See you soon.