February 23rd 2020, Bangkok, Thailand. 2020 Tara has NO IDEA! INDIA BOUND
You know I just loooooove to start my posts with, I woke up… haha, but that is a very important part of the day and of my story!!
I woke up this morning in Bangkok, Thailand, a few miles from the Suvarnabhumi Airport. I wasn’t supposed to be here, but here I was, unfortunately, apathetic at this point to these sorts of roadblocks. I frantically, yet hopefully checked my google inbox for the updated status of my EVISA to India. The process usually takes 72 hours, but I emailed the office immediately after applying and requested the expedition of my application due to the circumstances of my visit.
Time to book another flight!
After I booked my new flight to Goa, India, relief swept over my system. I checked my Facebook app, and a memory popped up. I was reminded that TEN years ago today, I was boarding a flight to South Africa to volunteer on a private game reserve for a month. Holy shit, that’s right! TEN years ago! Holy hell, I was just a wee babe.
My trip to South Africa was life-defining. It was my first time traveling alone and for a whole month. It was the first time I truly followed my dreams and did whatever I needed to do in order to make it a reality. My trip to South Africa proved to me that with focus, dedication, and hard work, I have the power to create the life that I want for myself and it doesn't need to fit into this perfect socially acceptable box.
The actual memory was from 2012 or eight years ago. In the post, I detailed how I was about to sit at the closing table of my seventh transaction as a real estate agent. Even though I ended up not sticking with my career in Real Estate, I was still dedicated to my growth and succeeded at the task I set out to complete.
I don’t know what it is about February 23rd, but on this day, I LIKE GOING PLACES!
This time around, I am more confident and focused than ever before because my determination and dedication to my growth doesn’t have to compete with my bullshit, my addiction, my fear. I don’t doubt my ability to succeed anymore. Why would I?
My post in 2012 continues by saying… it has been QUITE the journey over the years and thank you to everyone that has supported me and helped me achieve my goals…. 2012 Tara had NO IDEA about the journey to come and it is kind of cute to think she thought she had undergone so much. Like, Awww sweetie, calm down, you have no idea.
I am happy to share that I am heading to Sarvaguna Yoga in Goa, India for a month, to complete my 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training to become a 500 RYT through Yoga Alliance. Yoga has changed my life, yoga is my life, and I want to continue to share my love and knowledge of yoga with others.
Thank you to everyone that has supported me and helped me to achieve my goals. I am excited to look back on this post in ten years, and think, 2020 Tara had NO IDEA about the journey to come!