When I landed in Thailand my surface interval had come to 10 weeks since the Maldives. I have three weeks off work and two of them I spent in Thailand. This is a shorter trip than usual so I decided to go to PhiPhi Island to explore, dive, relax and reflect after my first polar winter living in Kiruna Swedish Lapland.
I’m so incredibly happy to be able to do the things I do. Travel, dive, explore, experience. Learning new skills and living this life fills me with joy. It’s worth sacrificing other things – like being home on christmas – always having full days at work and training after that. Trying to do something good for myself and finding out what I really want from life? Maybe? It’s an ongoing progress.
I’m trying to take steps forward with a goal, but remember to enjoy life. I sometimes work too hard and put too much pressure on myself. I’m strong but fragile and sometimes I break. I have to take better care of myself.
I try to fit everything in perfectly, to be efficient and productive but what happens is I tend to break myself down trying to build myself up. That’s an odd fact about me.
I try to understand myself and get better at the things I want to dedicate my life to. Whatever that might be, being in the water is a part of it – that much I know. Understanding life is an eternal quest but I try to find my way travelling.
My plans actually failed just arriving to Phuket Airport and missing the boat to PhiPhi Island so I got a pitstop in Phuket Town where I hadn’t stayed before. Travelling one has to learn to change their plans and I think it’s an important lesson to not freak out over change.