Burning bridges, and ships.

Don’t let it stop you
This fear
Don’t let it scare you
This anxiety
Don’t let it consume you
This depression
Don’t let it take you

You can dance
On any heartache
You can sing
Over any challenge

Dry your tears
Wave goodbye
To everything
Holding you back
From the life you want

Step into a new day
Rise up from your past
Walk away
Leave the past
Behind you


Burn those old unnecessary bridges and ships that are holding you back from achieving your dreams! And, don’t ever look back!


Thanks for reading!

This post was inspired by: Burn the Ships – Song

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Anxiety…

All the questions
Racing through your head

Your future
You can’t escape
Even for a few hours
No sleep for you

This anxiety
It won’t give up
Keeps you up at night
It just won’t die

You tell yourself:
“It’s just anxiety,
I can make it stop,
I can overcome it,
It won’t consume me anymore!”

BUT –

As soon as your head
Hits that pillow
They pop back
In your head

You try everything
To fall asleep
To forget the thoughts
Consuming your mind

BUT –

You know
When you wake up
They’ll be back again
And you can’t take it anymore


Thanks for reading!
If you’re struggling today, this is your sign to keep fighting because it WILL get better!

This post was inspired by: Dear Anxiety – Video

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

A “Poem” for haters & bullies…

I don’t care anymore!
Your comments won’t affect me!
I’m not going to listen!
You can’t mess me up!
It won’t work; I’m over you!
You’ve taught me enough!

…Just so you know…

All your comments and “friendly” convos,
Are no longer consuming my thoughts!
You used to ruin my days,
With all the negative words,
But, now…
I don’t care!

…Just so you know…

Even though I’m done with you,
I still want to thank you,
Because without you,
I wouldn’t be where I am today.
So, although your comments hurt –
A whole lot!
They also helped me succeed –
Big time!

So thank you –
Very much!

…Just so you know…

And, now…
We say goodbye!
You’ve taught me enough.
I don’t need you anymore!
It’s time I moved on with these lessons.
It’s time I start to use what you’ve taught me.

And, go out & find new haters –
To teach me new lessons,
So I can continue to grow and succeed!
So, I wish you all the best in your future!
Thanks for helping me shape mine!
Goodbye –
& Good Luck!


Thanks for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Home after living abroad!?

Coming back home after living abroad for a time is not easy!

. . .

Yup, Reverse Culture Shock! It’s a real thing!

. . .

So, I’ve only been back from Chile for about a week now and the only way I can describe coming home after living abroad for a time is: “weird” & “confused”.
In Chile, everything felt so normal. Living there just felt like normal living, but now everything I do here seems weird and different.
For example: It’s dark outside right now (@8pm which is 2hours earlier than I’m used to, but that’s not the point). So, it’s dark and I just turned on the lights in my room and it actually made the room so much brighter, like almost unbearably bright. It’s like I wasn’t even used to light anymore (except for natural sunlight, I saw that everyday).
But, why did this light just give me a headache?
-“confusing”
Or, another example: I went to the grocery store the other day (to get one thing) and I could barely find it (it took me a good 10minutes of wandering around before I found it). Everything seemed to be in a different place then what I became used to in Chile.
And, that’s not all.
I think one other thing that makes coming home even “weirder” and more “confusing” is that now I’m comparing things from Chile to here, but I didn’t compare things from here in Chile.
So, why am I doing it now?
-“weird”

. . .

Yes, home feels familiar and looks pretty much the same, but there are a few things that are different that you can’t understand why they changed, but they just did. In the (what felt like a short amount of) time that you were away, so much has changed, yet somehow, everything is still the same.
It’s pretty hard to describe this “factor” because the things that seem like they changed only seem different to you because your brain has “evolved” (it’s like it’s playing tricks on you). It’s tricking into thinking home is different because you are no longer fully consumed by every little thing that happens at home because you’ve seen things/problems much bigger.

Your new perspective is showing you not to consume yourself with little things at home because the world is so much bigger than your little problems and there are many more & bigger problems in the world!

Culture shock, or even Reverse culture shock, is not something that should stop you from traveling!
I think culture shock and reverse culture shock are important things to notice and feel when traveling because they make you more aware of yourself and the world around you!

Here’s a picture that I think well-describes culture shock and reverse culture shock:
#9 should make you want to travel (it does for me)!

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Thanks for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂


P.S. Here’s the link to my other posts about my experiences in Chile: My Trip to Chile! 🇨🇱
And, here’s the link to my YouTube videos about my adventures in Chile: My Trip to Chile! (Playlist)

Give up!

Yes, I said it, just give up already! I mean; what are you really trying to accomplish? Is anything you do going to be worth anything in the end? Do you actually matter? Why should you keep trying, you’re just going to fail anyways? You always fail, why will this time be any different?

. . .

Those questions go through my brain almost Every Single Day.

I was going to write a post on: How to deal with these questions; but to be honest, I don’t know how to deal with these thought. Some days, they just consume me, but other days, I feel like I have control over them.

So, I guess, what I’m saying is that I’m going to try my best to give you some of my tips to dealing with self-worth.

-Here we go:

  1. The first thing you should do is decide if you want these thoughts to consume you or do you want to control them.
  2. Structure your life in a way where you feel like you have meaning and value.
    See post: Belongingness…
  3. Make each day different. Don’t just go through the motion of life, LIVE your life!
    See post: Live Your Own Life..
  4. Remember that when these thoughts consume you, it usually means that tomorrow will be a better day.
    See post: It Gets Better!
  5. Make sure you are doing what makes YOU happy!
  6. Stop worrying about what other people think, BE YOU!
  7. Stop overthinking!!
    See post: Overthinking…
  8. Above everything: Remember that YOU are AMAZING!

 

Oh.. And One Last thing…

“You are beautiful.
You are smart.
You are funny.
You are kind.
You are unique.
You are powerful.
You are strong.
You are loved.
You are awesome.”

Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you in some way!

 

-LiveForAdventure!:)