THOUGHTS ON MY TRIP SO FAR…
I was going to spend my last day on the road (for now) being a beach bum here in Playa del Carmen, but the rain didn’t allow that. Instead I had lunch with one of my readers (Kathy I’m glad I was able to meet you) and then came to the hostel and spent the afternoon reading some of my past blog post and thinking of everything I have done so far.
In the past 112 days I have managed to do a lot. I think I have managed to do more than some people will do in a lifetime. I don’t say that to sound cocky or superior to anyone. I say it because I look back in awe and can’t believe I… ME… JAIME DAVILA… did this. It’s seems unreal… I remember being scared of being lonely, it not working out, what can go wrong and of the unknown. I’m glad I did not let any of my fears hold me back, because now I know I can manage them very well. I’ve also learned so much about myself that I don’t think I would have ever learned other wise. I also know that travel has changed me (yes even in such a short period of time). Traveling has opened my eyes to a million new things and put me in situations I would never have seen or been in other wise.
I will forever have countless amazing stories to share. Some are scandalous, down right crazy, scary and some are about amazing experiences I had in certain places or things I just don’t understand. I have shared some on my blog and others I have kept to myself. Looking back I wouldn’t change a single thing. I am a believer that everything in our lives happens for a reason and leads us to where we are today. I am thankful today I am on this path of exploring the world and have been able to do what I have done so far.
THOUGHTS ON GOING HOME…
It seems like just yesterday I let my dreams consume me and I was leaving Houston to embark on the first part of my trip. The funny thing is this part of the trip was not even part of my plans. The whole time I had been planning to leave around July and starting off in Europe. I changed my plans on an impulse purchase and strategically around 2 weddings I knew I could not miss for the world. I have already attended my brothers beautiful wedding in Playa del Carmen and am now heading home to attend my best friends wedding.
I’ve only been away from home for 112 days and I know that is not long compared to others who have been on the road for much longer. For me however it’s the longest time I’ve ever been away from home. I honestly do not know what to expect when I go back. I know a lot can happen in 112 days, but I am scared to go home and find everything the same. I know I’m excited to go home for many reasons. I am excited to see my family, friends and attend my best friends wedding. At the same time I am also excited for a break on the daily backpackers grind. I spent almost 3 weeks in Playa del Carmen (the longest of any place I visited) when my plans were to visit Cozumel, Cancun, Isla Muhjeres and other places as well. Truth is I was just too lazy to go anywhere. I’m looking forward to sleeping in my own bed, not have to worry about where am I going next, long transportation days, where am I going to eat or what am I going to do all day. I know while I am home I will be kept busy with many things and before I know it I will be on the road again.
THOUGHTS ON WHAT’S NEXT…
I haven’t even gotten home and I’m already being asked the question “What’s next?”. I think just about everyone knows I’m not going home for good (yet). I plan on going home for less than a month. That will give me time to see everyone, attend my best friends wedding and even go back to Mexico to see my grandparents before I embark on my original plan (my 1st blog post).
Incase you don’t want to read my first blog post or have and don’t remember I will be heading to Europe for about two months before slowing down in the Middle East. I plan on visiting a few countries there and finally making my way to Egypt. While I am in Egypt I plan on hopefully living there for 3-6 months and hopefully get some type of job to maintain my stay there. After that I plan on heading to India and then off to South East Asia. All this of course is just a plan for which direction I will be heading my plans can change at anytime and I will be okay with that. As long as I have funds to travel with I will continue to do so.
As for my blog I still have quite a few stories from Central America and Mexico to write about. I will try to incorporate those with my post of things going on at home or my current travels. I want to continue to be honest in everything I write and keep up with my blog as I have been doing since the start of the trip. I am actually surprised I have kept up with it, but to be honest I love it. I may not enjoy writing, but I enjoy sharing my stories and am thankful I have people reading it. Thanks again for reading my blog and putting up with all things JAIME.
I’m embarking on a new chapter in my travels and hope you all come along!!!