25 Days of Reflection Before Turning 25

Day 8 - March 8th: alone


There is a differenc between being alone and being lonely. I am alone right now, in Chiang mai. But I am not lonely. There are rooms in my heart where I carry the spirit and memory of so many people in my life. I am traveling alone for the first time out of my country to a place that I have never been to. And to be completely truthful, it is the most liberating experience. 

Before I left Hawaii, my friends asked me who I would be traveling with. They were all shocked and scared for me when I told them that I would be going by myself. In my mind I understand their fear for me, but I take that fear and transform it into something that can empower me. What better way to understand oneself than going on a journey thousands of miles away with no one to use as a safety blanket. To truly get to know my limits, my perception of the world, of my own identity.


Jocelyn NgComment