Wow, it’s been quite the year. Thinking about the progress I’ve made towards my dreams definitely makes me smile. It’s incredible! A year ago today, I was focusing on school, living in my ugly peach house off of Main Street, and thinking that my only options in life were to work 2-3 jobs or go to school. At that point, I even knew the Secret, but it wasn’t enough simply knowing it. To be honest, the opportunity to travel came as a pleasant surprise to me, in the form of a business proposal.
When that hope was sparked, it took a few days to sink in.. But I realized I couldn’t let the opportunity pass me by. It was not just dumb luck, though, I will admit. It was part blessing and part dedication. On my end, and the because of the man who helped make this all possible, my step-dad. I’m honestly looking forward to continuing the business in India, when I go.
I find that my family and friends are mostly approving. The only person that could not accept my decision, was my best friend. It’s sad, but it’s reality. And even though it is difficult, I can’t give up on our friendship. I knew what I was signing up for, when I agreed to go to India and follow my dreams. And for the sake of my dreams and my happiness, it was a sacrifice I was willing to make.
But all is far from lost! In fact, things are looking better than ever.
Currently, my visa application has been sent in, and accepted. My train ticket from Hyderabad has been purchased, thanks to my dearest friend from India, (henceforth known as DN) as he has been most helpful. Let’s just say the IRCTC website has it out for me. Anyway! So all that is left to do, is to pack, set up a hotel and buy some sunscreen. SPF 1,000. Hahaha 😀
I’m nervous about sleeping on a train for the first time… But every fear I overcome will make the end result sweeter. If there is one thing you should know about me, is that I don’t let fear hold me back. As 2013 comes to a close, I can’t help but to reflect on everything that has gone wrong (so I know what to do better) and everything that is going right… Soon to come: 2013 Annual Review!
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