Back to Bangkok
Trip Start Jan 20, 2008
53Trip End ??? ??, 2010
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Back to Bangkok, for our last week together before we launch ourselves in physically different directions, but towards the same goal - Action towards our newfound purposes.
The city is an old haunt, but a new phase in our travels and our lives both together and separate. The mood this time is emotional calm, pierced with excitement - not the heavy fear and insecurity that squeezed me last time, when I was preparing for my time alone. The little shadow of loneliness that snuck around with me has disappeared.
The city itself is familiar, a little bit like home already. The 3 months that we passed hopping islands and mountains in the Philippines and stretching our minds and our hearts in China have done wonders for my comfort and curiosity - I am not so timid to run around and explore a big city I don't know, in a language I have not yet mastered. Instead I feel a constant buzz of energy, propelling me around to meet and greet these streets that will be my land of smiles for the next few months. I walk and I walk, I find alleys and nooks and crannies and cafes and markets and friends and connections. I feel this power in everything I'm doing, and finally, I am no longer wondering and wishing and thinking and analyzing- I'm acting, and crafting my days towards a purpose that is now so clear.
Heath and I had a sweet sweet goodbye, and went our own ways, him North to the mountains of Chiang Mai, and I, south to the beaches of Koh Chang. Months and miles will grow us, into better people with more room for good things - lovn' and livin' by our own strength.
And when we come back together in the spring, OOH BABY, LOOK OUT!