To be perfectly honest, I’m a huge introvert, I’m pretty content spending 90% of my time on my own. I’ve always been that way. I’ve always had a real need to think deeply. I spend about 4 or 5 hours every day sitting by the window, or on the floor considering everything that’s going on in my life & where I’m headed. I’ve been really fortunate in the past few years to have been able to take my time, to evaluate my choices & my ideas. I feel like I’ve grown more in the last 3 years than I did over the first 25 years of my life. I needed space. I made sure I carved out a lot of time for myself. I like to work in bursts and socialise in bursts. I enjoy the solitude.
This photo was taken by @nicolemacinnes in Alpine, West Texas, as we entered into the third month of our American roadtrip. Sharing my entire universe with anyone for 60 consecutive days would usually be a struggle for me but this photo reminds me that on that day & on that entire trip, I felt as alive, motivated and self-aware as I ever have. It’s important to remember to challenge your personality & take yourself away from your safe spaces. It’s only under pressure & distress that we harden ourselves for the journey of life. I’m excited to be moving to NYC, mostly because it’s the opposite of safety for me. The opposite of comfort. The opposite of tranquility. For a long time, I always sought the path of least resistance, it’s only as I’ve grown a little older that I realise I need to choose the exact opposite. Here’s to not only choosing difficult paths, but in finding our own way to appreciate them & all of their lessons. 👊🏼 For now, I’m hitting Canada for the next 10 days, then Madrid for my U.S. Visa! 🇨🇦🇪🇸