It would appear that I have done it again. Despite telling myself that I had returned to New York ready to stay put for the long haul, I have just completed a 4-month work assignment in NYC and booked a flight back to Asia! A lot of varying factors go into why I can’t stop traveling and I spent a lot of time making this decision. In the end, I felt the universe was telling me I really needed this trip, and so, I heeded the call of the wild once again and am setting off for yet another adventure!
The call of the wild sounded first after I had sprained my ankle in a biking accident, which forced me to be bed-ridden for most of the summer. I was devastated to not be out doing fun things and seeing my friends because it was just too painful to do anything but lie in bed. All I could think was, “Man! What else could I be doing besides lying in bed?” Ultimately, I was imagining myself in far off locales – basically anywhere but where I currently found myself. Luckily, I did manage to catch some of my favorite NYC activities before summer ended so it wasn’t all horrible.
Now, just one week out of my office job and one week away from my return to Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and destinations unknown and beyond, I have to admit I’m starting to get into that frenzied excitement that, without fail, seems to find me whenever I start preparing for a trip abroad. Out comes that overused and abused backpack that I just can’t seem to get rid of despite how many times I’ve thought to myself that this was the last trip I was going to use it, out comes all my clothes that will last me for the next several months, out comes all the batteries and chargers for my various cameras, and for goodness sake’s, has anyone seen my travel Crocs?!?
I’m not quite sure where my adventure this time around will take me (other than a repeat volunteer program at Elephant Nature Park), but one thing I do know is that it’s going to be one hell of a fun ride and I can’t wait to get started. Stay tuned!