It’s reeeeally been over a year since I last came and updated you all on all things Fay & travel!
I caaaaaaaaan’t believe it! So much done and yet not much to update you on and in a world where everything is moving super-fast, I’d like to make it more of a habit to slow down… Pause. Write. Reflect… and live in this one second that I’m physically, mentally and momentarily in. I don’t live in the moment long enough- its captured only by faint distilled memories and long forgotten forced photographs. Like, there’s this one time donkey years ago, I watched a sunrise ontop of a cliff, eating fresh mangoes we’d stole from a mango farm below. Baggy sweats. Looking back, it was beautiful. Serene. Almost as if it was a dream. The birds waking up, the caves below up stirring with life as hyenas came back from long relentless nights. I’d worn plimsoll’s, now dredged in layers of filth and desert dirt. I wish I could remember the conversation, what we did leading up to it. I wish I’d stayed in that moment, and not wanted to get out and get back or get going. I wish I’d treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.
I’d like to believe I already do. Has anyone ever got a phonecall mid-convo with someone else and you look at your screen glow up, and turn it over? Or your mid face-beat on a high note song, and your friend walks in but “you just need one more minute”? or – extra crazy- you’re at a random wedding with no bank card and a dead phone and no way to get home, so you dance in the streets at 2am to keep warm? I *cue finger snap* been living for the moment and in it and around it and through it for as long as I can remember. You don’t get them twice in life, and a moment is all we need, not more.
I live for moments, but never stay in them long enough.
On that note, I’ve made a conscious decision to stop trying to control everything. To subconsciously be aware of the awareness to each moment. We are not the experience that occurs in each moment of our existence. We are the isness of each moment. Human beings can witness the unfolding of the unmanifested being transformed into the manifested. Its frikkin amazing. So, in the madness that’s about to unfold this quarter, and every quarter of 2019, I’ll actively update you on my present moment travelling (when I do), get friends to share experiences, loop you in on all things travel, best places, top reviews, journal my adventures, video record (maybe start a travel vlog? – who knows??) – a girl can dream.
So for the update part- 2017 & 2018 has been a year of business. I launched and have been building a travel agency in the heart of South East London more as a stepping stone into the world of business, a behind the curtains of the travel industry as you will and less as a career move. Probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, in every single sense of the word- but invaluable lessons I’m learning along the way prove monumental in the long run. I’ll leave you with my biggest lesson so far (more for myself to remember) – EQ matters as much as IQ. Doesn’t matter how smart you are, how well worded and how articulate you are in your speech or the grades you show off on paper, emotional intelligence trumps intellectual prowess every single dog-gone time. Sure, it’s important for you to be smart and know your business, but the difference between customer acquisition and customer retention is ultimately- recognising their needs and how you communicate the solution… lots to tell you on this. let me know if you want to hear it. might blog it anyway.
So, before I go all over the place with this blog post… it’s been an interesting year so far. I have a fun little adventure coming up that I can’t wait to celebrate with some good company and laughter. 24 days and counting!!
Needless to say, I’m back. Excited. Leave a comment below with email addresses to stay subscribed, or find me on Instagram @_faysworld.
The only message I’m trying to give in this post… is-
Live for the moments you can’t put into words.
May we have more of them.