Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Day 147 - Happy New Year from Hue!
The year started with me having my idea for my trip and starting to put everything in place to make it happen. This was an idea i had for a while but I kept pushing it back for the time to be 'right' but realized the time is right when you make it right.
I needed the time off from work and the daily grind in the office, that much I knew but it took me a while to get everything else put in place to make it happen.
Looking back, I am very glad I did as I have learned and experienced a lot during this trip. It has been great to share everything with people through my blog but also with the people I met along the way.
Because of my trip, I feel like 2013 has been a very long year. Time passes different, slower when you travel and things that happened only a short while ago seem far away and almost in a different lifetime, my old job certainly fits in that category.
Things have changed and I have changed quite a lot in a relatively short time for some but for me it felt very long. There are things I would have done different, both before and during the trip but in life this will always be the case if you look back.
What I want to say with my ramblings above is that it's good to follow your ideas and make things happen rather than wait for a better time.
Happy New Year to everyone and make the most out of 2014!!!
Follow your plans and ideas and don't wait for the time to be 'right'.
Maybe as a fitting theme for the end of the year I went to visit the Khai Dinh Tomb. Next to the old tomb there were some new blossoms. In a way for people more poetic than me it might suggest the end or death or the old year and the beginning of the new year.
After visiting the tomb, I went to a nearby pagoda where quite a few people were praying, presumably for changes in the new year.
With this, I will finish my post and say that I hope everyone will get the changes they want and hope for in 2014 but you might have to go out there and make it happen no matter the price.
Have a great year and most important a lot of fun wherever you are and whatever you do.