its night time here on a monday and another start to another week. i'm sipping on a mug of hot darjeeling tea (my new favourite!) while i write up my daily post.
today's one is a reflective one on direction. something a bit more serious though, and i apologise after h's beautiful fun and funky one! there has been quite a bit of pondering about the past and the future over the last month or so and i largely think it was the birthday that triggered it. we're all supposed to have one of these moments happen in our life right?
anyways, for the last twenty-five years of my life, i never really had or knew my direction or where i was headed. least of all, what i wanted to do. i merely sailed through and dealt with things as they came my way. preschool, then kindergarten, then primary school, middle school and high school. and then university to finish it all off. moving around overseas and back in between then and working for the family business for 10 years after permanently settling back to sydney.
on another note, you know how you meet those people in life who know exactly what they want to do and how to get there as early as high school? how they just have that mindset on their own goal in life; its amazing. i, however, am not one of those people and that's why i truly admire them.
my opportunity for vietnam came at a funny time but also at the right time when i was at a loss of what i wanted to do. it was one of the best opportunities that were offered to me then, and looking back, my first thoughts were, why not? but now after six months, it has been a great challenge to take head on but also one of the best chances i will get. let's just say that after a lot of time on my hands used for thinking and a lot of advice from close friends, i finally have an idea about my life road and what i want to do. more importantly, what i don't to do! it seems like i want to follow daddy's footsteps and go down the hospitality road one way or another.
so now with another planned six months in vietnam, i will do the best as i can while i'm here. but the ultimate aim right now is to be able to add another language to my list, vietnamese. that will be the one thing i'll have to work super hard on!
and then after that, we'll see what comes my way. i'm looking forward to the future and what it will bring.
goodnight, love a.