Traveling Archives - Ryan Lum
I can’t believe I’ll be leaving San Diego tomorrow. It has been my home since I moved out here to attend San Diego State University. I’ve lived in this wonderful city for about 8 years now and have loved every moment of it. I’m not sure what is in store for me moving forward; however, I trust that it will all be for the best. I’m excited. One of my favorite quotes from Mark Twain really stuck with me:
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, tobe in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson
Ever since I studied abroad in Paris, France for a month, I knew I had the travel bug. There is something so rewarding and fulfilling about going to a new place where you don’t know anyone. Through traveling, you learn about yourself. You must learn to become more patient, more courageous and more open-minded. You must learn to use what little you have. It’s amazing.
So I told myself I’d write and keep track of my travels. Although it might seem very ranty and pointless, I’m sure I’m going to want to read this in the future. You hear that Future Ryan? ENJOY THIS!
I got all my stuff packed and I’m sure I’m probably forgetting something. I hate that feeling! Well not sure what else to say other than I better stop blogging and get back to getting ready for this trip!
UPDATE: I ended up throwing half the stuff I packed in my bag in the trunk as I felt I overpacked. In hindsight I could’ve used some of it, but I definitely could and did get away with living without it. Moral is, pack well, take half.