Who is Vanak and how he’d get here? I’ll probably ask myself this question for a long time.
Not so newly 33-year-old on a constant journey, not to discover myself, but to define myself.
Feels like every time I have the opportunity and honor to be completely consumed by such breathtaking of what masterpiece Mother Nature left for us and meeting kind strangers along the way; my perspectives changes a little bit each time and I like to think all for the better. :) —-Thankful to be in the present and I got here by doing so many things wrong and a few things right.— oh yeah.
Seeing new places always broadens my perspective, opens my mind, and provokes empathy. One day I wish I could say that I travel for the sights or for the food, and both things would be true.
But uhh in my opinion, the people always make the place. If I connect with the locals at a destination, it will always make my time there immeasurably better than at a place with locals who are less engaged, even if it has better food and prettier beaches.
My Solo trip to Japan was proof and confirmation to no one else but to myself that I truly do enjoy traveling to meet people, hear their stories, and learn about cultures, so human connection is essential. Sometimes that even means simply deepening my connection with the people I’m traveling with.
For sure - I need the visual/mental stimulation of being outdoors, so I will try harder each day to step outside at least once or twice every day, even if it’s just to a coffee shop to work
Just do everything with purpose. When there is purpose involved, not much can stand in your way.
Most importantly, Connect with like-minded individuals who want the same things as you, and learn from them and how they got to where they are. Find a cause that you wholeheartedly believe in, and figure out how you can contribute and what you bring to the table, whether it be your skills, your work ethic or simply your labors of love.
I truly believe that selflessly helping others and making other people happy, goes hand in hand with your own happiness and re-instilling purpose. Get it how I live it. 📍#zion