Freedom

For some reason, driving gives me a sense of freedom. It’s been about 2 years since I was behind the wheel. Yet, the moment I sat in the driver’s seat, it all came back to me. Due to a recent employment change, I have to commute to a nearby city. To many westerners, a 30-50 minute commute on the train or by car may be every day life. However, for this small city on this little island, 10 minutes on a scooter can feel like a lifetime.

Good that I used to commute at least one hour to and fro in LA traffic. Therefore, 30 minutes is like driving to a neighboring community. Luckily, traffic does not exist in the part of Taiwan I live and work in. And I hope it stays that way…(knocking on wood) The moment I got on the open highway, it just felt like the world is under my control. And being on the road is probably the only stress-free moment I have in this country I call home but don’t really feel at home. Images of open country roads constantly fly by my mind. I could almost breathe the fresh air, smell the scent of the woods and see that endless road ahead of me. That “anything can happen” anticipation is what I really miss and love about traveling. Today’s first commute finally awoke that energy buried deep down in me since my return a year ago. It shouldn’t be long before I put myself on the road again, as history has proven it unlikely that I surpress my calling. And maybe this time, I’ll let it all in.

Fairy Tale v.s. Reality

 

Many people tell me to “get real” or “dreams cannot be reality” when I share my future vision with them. Some are able to provide constructive argument to support their opinions, while others make denials based on their own life experiences.  Perhaps this is only a photo of a fairy tale cottage from the movies to some. However, the cottage is as real as the computer and the keyboard I’m typing on right now. How else can it be taken photo of? It is my believe that when there is a vision, it can be made into reality. With the company of a strong faith, one will find ways to turn that dream into reality.