yesterday my love & i did something amazing. we booked tickets for a spring trip to CHINA!! i am still pinching myself. actually, after we booked the tickets i think i was in shock or something. i was excited, but really, really subdued. i stayed that way for the rest of the day. i believe that it didn’t feel real. that i couldn’t grasp the awesome amazingness of having an opportunity to travel to the other side of the world. to visit asia. to immerse myself for 2 weeks into a completely different culture. so, i just walked around, sort of staring.
but, now… gaaaahhh!!
i think it has sunk in, and i am overwhelmed!!! but, more than anything, i am humbled & grateful that we have the opportunity to make this trip. something i’ve always dreamed of, but never imagined i could actually do. i am fully & completely aware of the fact that my life is so blessed. i only hope that i use my life to give back so much of the love, opportunity, and joy i have received. i/we are also unbelievably grateful that our friend, c, who is an american living in china for this year, has opened her home & her sofa to us… she is a huge reason why this trip is possible! and it’s gonna be kick ass awesome to get to spend time with her!
so, here are our plans:
- stockholm –> beijing(peking) for 2.5 days
- beijing/peking –> hong kong
- hong kong–> zhuhai for 10ish days (where our friend lives)
- zhuhai –> hong kong for 2 days
- hong kong –> stockholm & home
here are some things i may or may not see… nevertheless, they are inspirational images helping to rev up my excitement even more!
GAAAHHH!!! so excited!
one thing that i truly, deeply want for my life is the chance to travel to world, to experience different cultures & meet different people, eat different food, understand customs, spirituality, life, & society in other countries. and for some reason or another, i find myself having those opportunities. i find myself packing my bags, hopping on planes, and ending up in the middle of new places more often than i’d ever imagined. i am fully, fully, fully aware of how blessed my life is. and it is my sincere, from-the-bottom-of-my-heart hope that i use my life to give back so much of the love, opportunity, and joy i have received.