YOU ARE…

A poem about your true identity!


The enemy will tell you that:

You are unworthy
You are alone
You are never chosen
You are ignored
You are untalented
You don’t belong
You are hopeless
You are stupid
You are ugly
You are weak
You are not valuable
You are nothing
You are not important
You are neglected
You are hiding
You are afraid
You should give up
You are a default
You are a failure
You don’t deserve anything
You are an outcast
You have no friends
You are invisible
You have no one
You are unwanted
You are worthless

But, God tells you that:

You are worthy
You are valuable
You are His beloved child
You are unique
You are kind
You are chosen by the King
You are talented
You are filled with hope
You are full of faith
You are smart
You are funny
You are strong
You are beautiful
You are important
You are everything to the Creator
You are accepted
You are brave
You are bold
You are His first choice
You are deserving
You are wanted
You are popular
You are worthy

And, most importantly,
YOU ARE LOVED!


Thanks for reading!
I hope this reminds you of your true identity, and encourages you to live in truth & freedom!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂


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Now, what?

Now, we learn to become a missionary!


We learn to turn those sacrifices into choices.

We stop feeling lonely & start making friends.

We replace fatigue with excitement.

We let go of anxiety & find peace.

We don’t feel defeated, just courage to win.

We stop doubting & learn to trust.


We always know everything will work out fine!


Thanks for reading! I hope this post inspired you to make the best of every situation by turning negative experiences into positive results.

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

10 year challenge…

So much has happened in the last 10 years that it would literally take me a 300-400 page book to tell you all about it.
So, instead of making you read all that, here’s a poem I wrote to sum up the last decade of my life:


9 countries
4 Schools
5 jobs
Over 100 flights
More than 100 adventures
Lots of lessons learned
Millions of new friends
So many new experiences

9 security checkpoints
4 graduation ceremonies
5 new-employee forms
Over 100 foreign languages heard
More than 100 pictures taken
Lots of languages learned
Millions of hellos & goodbyes
So many different realities

900 international flights
4 diplomas & certificates
5 million interviews
Over 100 new faces seen
More than I could ever remember
Lots of new skills acquired
Millions of doors opened & closed
So many amazing opportunities


This decade has truly been amazing, life-changing, & full of growth for me. And, I can’t wait to see what’s next!
I hope you’ll stick with me through it on this blog because I still plan on posting on here!
This blog is one of the most amazing things that I started in the past decade, and I don’t plan on stopping now!


Thanks for reading my random thoughts these past years.
I have so many new adventures coming in 2020, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

P.S. This is also the decade when I created all of my current social medias!!!
It feels crazy to me that I have had Instagram, Twitter and YouTube for exactly 10 years.
And, that I have had this blog for 3 & a half years now!

Here’s to continuing to:

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Solo Travel Tip #3

This tip is about:

. . .

When you finally decide to step out of your comfort zone, and travel abroad alone, you’re going to be so happy, and proud, but there’s one thing you should know.

When you travel abroad alone, you are going to want to make international friends, and meet people that speak the language and know the culture.
So, while you’re alone in a foreign country, that’s what you do.
That’s what’s on your mind because you don’t want to be alone all the time, so you start making friends to explore with, learn the language, and make amazing international connections.
And, in the moment, it’s all amazing and great fun, but soon it’s going to be time to say bye to that amazing country and those awesome new friends. And, that’s when the difficult part begins.

. . .

The first hardest part is actually saying bye to your amazing new friends.
The second hardest part is leaving a new country and culture that you started adapting to and loving so much.
The third, and final hardest part is going home, and getting used to seeing everything differently.

. . .

While traveling abroad alone, you learn more about yourself, you make new friendships and you learn to live differently in another country.
And, although all these things are awesome, the worst part is coming back to your home country because your perspective has changed, and sometimes it can feel weird to go back to your old ways. Especially when you had such a good experience abroad; you don’t want to lose this amazing, new version of yourself.

. . .

So, if you ever feel lost after a trip abroad:
Remember that stepping out of your comfort zone and changing your perspective is what it takes to move forward, and change your life.
And, now you have friends in another country that you can visit whenever you feel homesick for that country.


Thanks for reading!

I hope this post encourages you to step out of your comfort zone, and change your perspective on the world (don’t be afraid of doing something different!).

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-LiveForAdventure! 😊

Home?

Traveling abroad
Learning a new language
Making new friends

Learning the culture
Living in a new country
Making memories

. . .

It’s all exciting
And, very rewarding
Until it’s time to…

Go back “home”, and
Resume life as you know it
With the memories

The past adventures
Will always be memories
For yourself only

Because even though
You’ve changed your perspective
Home is still the same

Your new perspective
Will make home seem different
But, don’t worry

The more you travel
The more homes you will have
Around the world

. . .

Having homes abroad is
Amazing and rewarding
And, makes you wonder…

What is home?
Is it really where the heart is?
How do you know you’re “home”?


Thanks for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Solo Travel Tip #2

Be your best friend!


You can stay in hostels!
You can make friends everywhere possible!
But, that doesn’t change the fact that you need to be your best friend.
You will inevitably have alone time, so you will be alone with your thoughts, which means that you need to make sure they’re positive ones.


You need to be your best friend, which means telling yourself everything, and being completely honest with yourself, no matter what.
You need to call yourself out on things.
You need to congratulate yourself on a job well done.
You need to love yourself (through the good and the bad times).


Solo traveling can be really freeing, and relaxing, but you need to remember that you are solo traveling; you won’t have people to encourage you 24/7. You need to do that!

So, no matter how great, and exciting solo traveling is, remember that you need to be your best friend because you will inevitably end up exploring places alone. And, when that happens you will get feel alone, and abandoned, unless you’re your best friend.

So, when traveling abroad to a foreign country, you can make all the international friends you want (which I highly recommend!), but you still need to make sure that YOU are YOUR BEST FRIEND.


Thanks for reading!

I didn’t mean to make this post so direct (and a little depressing).
Solo traveling is truly amazing, but it only is freeing if you really are your own best friend (through the good & bad!).
So, if you are traveling to a foreign country, make sure that you are comfortable with being your own best friend.

-LiveForAdventure! 😊

Lost @ home

“Traveling – It gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.”

. . .

You see, feeling homesick in another country, brings back the memories about things missed from home. But, feeling homesick at home, is confusing because you’re home, so you think you should feel fine. But, deep down there’s something missing; it feels like the other country became your “home away from home”.
So, no matter where you are, you feel homesick because everywhere you’ve been is home in some way.

“Everywhere feels like home in it’s own way.”
That’s a sign of a well-traveled adventurer —
when you feel at home in every country you’ve ever visited!


*Traveling abroad helps you find yourself in so many different countries!*

. . .

Personally, I love traveling so I can learn about new cultures, new languages, discover new places in the world, and discover new things about myself.
And, the more I’ve traveled, the more I’ve realized that there is one downside to always wanting to travel and explore the world — *You eventually start to find yourself in all those countries. And, then, when you come home, you feel lost in your own hometown.*


And, that is a difficult, yet inevitable things to adjust to about traveling abroad.
When you start to travel abroad, you start to find yourself in other countries & you start to loose yourself at home. But, that’s when you need to realize why traveling is so amazing.
One day, you are going to wake up and realize that all your adventures were worth it because you will feel like the whole world has become your home, and you will realize that wherever you are in the world you will feel at home.


When the world starts to feel like your home; that’s when you know that you need to continue to travel — To continue to get to know the world and make international connections, so that whenever you feel homesick from that country, you can go back there as if it were home!


Thanks for reading!
Now, get out there & go explore the world & make the world your home!


-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

The good ol’ days!

I miss the days when I used to play outside everyday after school.
I miss the days when I would run around my block with friends and neighbours doing crazy and stupid things.
I miss the days when we’d laugh all evening until the sun set.
I miss those days because I always thought we’d see each other again tomorrow.
But, one day, tomorrow never came..
We all eventually moved away from that neighborhood.
And, without a trace, we all forgot about those days.

. . .

And, although, I have put those days behind me, sometimes I get reminded of those days. I’m reminded about how simple life used to be.
I think about what life would be like if none of us ever moved away.
But, then I remember that those days are in the past.
And, I realize that the past has made me who I am today.

I just miss the simplicity of how it used to be.
But, that’s what makes it such a good memory.
It’s a simple memory, that has taught me so much.

Those people I ran the streets of that neighborhood with.
And, the people I went to school with.
They have unconsciously taught me things that have formed me into the person I am today.
And, I wouldn’t change a thing!

. . .

I don’t have any idea what those people are doing now but, it really doesn’t matter because those were “the good ol’ days” for a reason.
And, in a way, I don’t really want to know what they are doing today.
I’d rather just keep the good & simple memories of those days because of those days and those memories, I am happy with the person I am today and I am proud of my younger self for everything I learned; even though sometimes it was more difficult than I felt like I could handle in the moment. But now, I am proud of everything. And, one day, I might meet those people. And, I won’t say much. I’ll simply thank them for everything we went through together.
They call them “the good ol’ days” because they are meant to stay in our past as old memories that will continue to teach us lessons throughout life.
And, no matter what your “good ol’ days” memory is (if it’s good or bad), just know that it is very important because:

Your past does not (and will never) DEFINE you,
but, it sure does SHAPE who you are and who you will become!

 

Thanks for reading!
I hope this post reminded you of your “good ol’ days” and helped you realize how far you’ve come!

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These are the good old days for your future self!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

 

Weekend coffee share…

So, first of all, if we were having coffee right now, it would be 6 am because that’s the only time we could meet, as I work all weekend until the end of the day.

. . .

So, it’s 6 am.

It’s so early that the sun has barely risen. But, at least it is sunny. Spring is finally catching up (hopefully it continues).

. . .

If we were having coffee right now, I would be asking you about your week and plans for the weekend (and i’d probably be a little jealous). I’d ask you how school or work is going. I’d ask you how your week went…

I’d honestly probably just ask you questions, until you asked me something (I’m not one to just talk about myself voluntarily).

But, for the sake of this post, let’s pretend you’ve already asked me questions.

. . .

Then, I would tell you how tired I am this morning. I would tell you how much I just want to be sleeping in today, instead of working.

I would tell you how much I miss living in Chile, where I didn’t have wake up so early or wait for the sun to come out everyday.

I would show you some picture from my trip and tell you that you have to visit the country one day.

I would tell you that I’m so tired that this coffee isn’t even waking me up.

I would tell you that I just want to be sitting on a plane right now, instead of waiting for my bus to work.

I would tell you how much it means to me that you woke up at 6 am on your day off just to talk, small talk, for a few minutes.

I would tell you that I should get to work, but I am really thankful for the short time you took to talk, this early on a Sunday morning.

Then, we would probably hug.

I’d say: “have a good day off” and you’d say: “you too”.

And, then, we’d laugh and you’d correct yourself and say: “…good day, at work, I mean. See you next time!”

I’d smile, and say: “ya, next time…Maybe not so early, with more time to just sit.”.

And, finally, we’d wave goodbye!


That’s what it would probably be like, if we met this morning for a cup of coffee.


Thanks for reading this post!

P.S. I actually did write this post on the bus at 7 am. And, I’m thinking about maybe doing one every weekend as something new to try on this blog, so please let me know what you think in the comments.

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Fire!

Have you ever wanted to see a community work together within seconds?

. . .

Just come to chile (more specifically, Quillota).

Seriously, I’ve lived here for 1 months now and I’ve already seen 3 fires.

And, although fires are usually scary and unpredictable, being here and experiencing them in another country has added an interesting factor to them.

Don’t get me wrong, fire are still very scary, but watching people during each of these fires is interesting. Everyone just suddenly forgets about their problems, worries and grudges for a while. They just run out of their houses and start helping the fire department in any way they can to save their friends, neighbours, enemies and community.

It’s really quite interesting to see so many people come together so quickly because it really gives you a sense of the culture and community of a place.

It gives you hope and faith in humanity!

And, I say let’s keep it that way!

In times of crisis and need, especially, we should always help each other out no matter how we feel about them because it teaches us to put everything behind and help our enemies and community.

So, starting today, let’s always remember to help our enemies in time of need and protect our communities in any way possible.

Always spread love & positivity to everyone!

Thanks for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂