Friday, March 25, 2011

Coming Back

Today I got my e-ticket for Canada.

YAY! I'm coming back, for a little while :)

Leaving Korea: August 11th 4:30pm

Arriving in Toronto: August 11th 7:50pm

Flight is AC 64.

My flight will take 16 hours and 20 minutes.

It's gonna be one loooooooooooong freaken ride!!

And from my house to the airport will be another 5 hours.

I've already started training Abby for the long trip.

Every day, I put her in her carrier and I lock her in. I started with 1 minute, next day I did 5 minutes and now I'm at 10 minutes.

I hope I'll get her up to a whole day at some point. Then I'm going to add the vacuum cleaner.

The noise in the airplane will be pretty loud, and she's such a skittish kitty.

I'll have the vacuum on every day and then hopefully, before I leave, I'll be able to leave her in her locked in her carrier with the vacuum on the whole day. My neighbours might not be very happy, but hell, I want my kitty to be ok, and without any heart attacks on the flight.

YAY! I'm starting to pack my winter clothes into boxes and I'll be shipping them back soon.

Soon, soon :)

Shyness vs Guts

If you are shy, you don't experience a lot of things.
You are too scared to make a mistake.
You don't really get to know what you like or dislike, what you believe, what your values are very well.

So, when you get the chance, go crazy.
Leave all the boundaries behind and just allow to be yourself.

Try everything, make mistakes, learn to think for yourself and learn what you like and believe.

Then, and only then, can you be mature and not miss out on things in your life.

You have the guts when the situation is BIG and it's called for.

But the small day to day things need those guts as well.

Be true to yourself and don't hide your thoughts and feelings!!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Life in a Bubble

I never understood what being shy meant.

I know I'm shy, but I didn't know what that meant either.

Shy is not showing what you think.

Not showing what you believe.

Not saying what you want to say.

When you're shy, you don't have an opinion. You don't create waves. You don't develop your personality freely but in a suppressed kind of way.

I recently met some really great people that allowed me to see how far down the shy-tunnel I've gone. It was incredibly amazing and frightening at the same time.

So many people just say what's on their mind, but I find it so difficult to express anything that might not be the norm.

Slowly I'm getting better, and I have to make a conscious effort to speak my mind.

The life in a bubble is safe, and easy, with little risk but little reward.