Blog #10 – Goodbye Bali, & Thank You
April 16, 2017.A Sunday.
It’s sad to leave this beautiful place. Because it really is beautiful… I mean. The colors. The nature. The people. It’s just so alive. And I have never felt so at peace just by being somewhere. But at the same time it’s exciting because it doesn’t feel like the journey is ending, or like I’m going home. Somehow it feels like it continues.
Which is a very strange feeling.
Because it means that I really did leave something behind that cold winter morning a few months ago.
And that things really won’t be the same again.
There are so many thoughts running through my head. So many emotions. But at the same time, it feels sort blank. Like my mind just needs a few weeks of good sleep and silence to process this encounter with another world. Kuta. Ubud. Singapore. Gili. Canggu. Not to mention the cultural clash between the orderly and timid Sweden and Indonesia, where chaos reigns in all aspects of life that aren’t strictly spiritual.
And although I really do need some time to let the past couple of months sink in, I already know that this has been the best thing I have ever done.
It has grown me so much. In so many ways.
For instance, I have become less introverted (I say hello to people and strike up conversations!). I have become less sensitive to noise (headphones, anyone?). And I have become more curious. More connected. And more humble.
This experience has literally expanded my world.
And for that I am so very grateful.
So, what will Sweden look like through this new set of eyes? And where to next? I do not know. But what I do know is that I’m eager to find out, and that I already want more.
To be continued.
Thank you for reading,/Filip