Half way done with my Belizean journey and all I can say is — wow! I have so many stories that I can’t wait to share when I get home. Being away from your loved ones and emerging yourself into a completely different reality than your own is something every person should experience. Travel as much as you can and as far as you can.
The first week I got here, I felt very disoriented. Taking cold showers, sleeping with bugs in your bed, feeling sick from the water, going to the market in a trash-filled town, and having no A/C during the miserably hot days can really take a toll on you. Believe me when I say that experiencing this day-to-day living condition tested my mental capacity than ever before. I felt lost and completely overwhelmed. Honestly, though, I needed it. I’ve been couped up in a comfortable lifestyle for such a long time — I need change. I have done my fair share of traveling, hiking, and living in unglamorous conditions already but nothing like this.
These past couple of nights, I sit in my room with my hot cup of lemon grass tea and smile. I am so happy that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone. Because of this experience, I kick my ass everyday making sure I leave this country with something special in my heart to take home with me.
Push yourself. Be fearless.