It may sound ridiculous to say I've nothing much to look forward in my life at the age of 33. Not to be a pessimist, I should rephrase it to "nothing excites me as much as before". I'm sure many of my peers are going through the same stage in life – working and hoping to do something big in various sense. It could be achieving career and personal goals, giving back to the society, finding spiritual supports or other things that deem to make you happy. Yes, we are all on the quest to make ourselves happier, if not happy.
I'm a go-getter, and I believe I'm still one. I started working as a Journalist and turned entrepreneur at age 29. With the help of my family, I started 2 businesses with fellow partners. The reason why I'm feeling "unexcited" about life has nothing to do with my businesses. Not that they are flourishing and that leaves me with nothing much to go after in life. In fact these businesses keep me working and thinking. However, I start to notice I've stopped learning in life.
A friend of mine, Neekee, shared the wildest dream of being a touring barista for Starbucks. This opportunity allows him to travel the world while working. At the same time he will blog about his experience and share with readers globally. "How fantastic that would be!" I thought. And this sheds light for me. I've made a simple resolution early this year – to do things I've never done or travel to places I've never been to. I didn't want to set specific resolutions that seem rigid. Instead I gave myself the room to explore and learn. The intention is to move out of my comfort zone and be exposed to brave new things that will grow me in all ways.
I've decided to set up this blog just to document all the brave new things I dare myself to do. These things will grow me and change my world for the better. If you are going through the same life phase as me, I hope I can give you the courage to explore and grow. Never say never and dare yourself.