Getting over the stereotypes bestowed upon me by those who have preceded me in such a journey, I walk onto the concrete of the land of the rising sun with an open mindset and a fear of being alone, as well as lonely. I haven’t been farther from the truth than this.
The level of interest, intrigue, curiosity and kindness of the people of this land is marvelous, they’ve approached me not knowing what language I speak nor what land I have come from, with pure intent and desire to connect. I’ve basically had encountered at least one new local friend in every city I have visited and they have all beautifully taken me around their respective cities and towns to show me the crevices and inner parts of the areas.
Being a traveler; it is easy to fall into a routine and/or attraction to strictly meet travelers and hear their stories and their experiences of the different places they’ve been to. I am the traveler, I love and appreciate the stories and advice given to me by fellow travelers, but it is not all that I want nor all that I need. I own my own paintbrush and my own color set, it is my decisions that will be reflected onto my canvas of life.
For the love of life, love your life and make sure it’s the one you want to spend the rest of your existence with.
Everyone is born and everyone dies, but not everyone lives.