When you will be reading this I will be hanging somewhere above the Atlantic Ocean on my way back to Europe. Yes that’s right my Peruvian adventure has come to an end. Rest assured that this will not be my only post about Peru, it’ll probably be mentioned a lot over the upcoming, days, months, years? I don’t know, doesn’t really matter. Since my Peruvian adventure is coming to an end you can already imagine how much I have been wondering about the passed three months, 2019, 2018 and me in general.
The thing that stuns me the most is the fact that the majority of this year I have been really sick. Literally been in bed most of the year and still decided to fly halfway across the world to go on a Peruvian adventure. This week it finally hit me how crazy that is. Just for this to make any sort of sense to you, at the beginning of September I was still going to the hospital for checks and spending days in bed off and on. Mind you I flew to Peru on September 22nd 2018. Crazy right? Got an ‘’all clear’’ from my doctor, everything with the university worked out and I headed for the airport.
I booked and departed within two days. Honestly the fastest I have ever packed a suitcase. I just can’t help but wonder about the craziness that is life. By craziness I do not mean hecticness, chaos or having an overcrowded life. No, I mean how fast our lives can change. Literally in a second. A decision made in a split second can change your life forever. So can a sentence.. And / or a simple yes or no. Yet we all seem to think that we need to this grand big thing, such as a Peruvian adventure, to fundamentally change our lives. Kind of odd but also tot gonna lie, this did change my life.
As I said in the post about flying out of my comfort zone I am not the same person flying back as I was flying in. By far not. These three months have, for a grand part, confirmed my way of thinking but also unlocked so many new areas, levels? I honestly don’t know how to call it. I hope you understand what I mean. Parts of me that had been collecting dust have come back to the surface, good and bad but mostly good. I also discovered completely new things about myself that honestly stunned me.
Never thought I’d be in this position. I remember the last thing my dad told me before I walked towards my gate. He said; ‘’Your dream is about to come true’’. He was and is absolutely right. From very young I had wanted to live abroad, preferably in Latin America. However every opportunity I got, I copped out. Why? I got scared of being so far away from home, not knowing if I’d be able to cope. As soon as the deadline for application had passed I’d always regret it deeply. Funny enough the time I don’t cop out is after being sick for a very long time and being more scared than I’d ever been in life. Life..
Fortunately this time there is no regret. There are just a lot of memories made, friendships established and a girl with an enriched story. A very enriched story. To be continued..