Why do I want to travel when I am living already in paradise?
Well, first of all, I think traveling is always a fantastic way to evolve. If you have the opportunity, you should travel and see the world, different places, cultures, people. I still haven't seen much of the world, and I always found I took a lot with me from my travels so far.
I also need a time out, to sort my thoughts, and I want to use my time for some new projects.
I want to make music.
Sounds cheesy but this is really a plan of my now. I have always loved singing. A lot. But I never knew if I was good at it, and I didn't play an instrument so it stayed a little private hobby singing in my own four walls.
Yes, I took some piano lessons in my early twenties but I have forgotten everything again, and I was not super talented.
But now I don't care any more. No, I am not a natural musical talent that can learn an instrument easily, but I can still learn how to play basic stuff. And this is what I have been doing over the past months. I bought a guitar and learned chords. Super hard in the beginning but now I can play some basic chords and sing along. All I need.
For my travels I bought myself a ukulele and I love it! Much easier to learn than the guitar, and as a light weight I can take it easily on my travels.
I want to spend more time on playing and learning and writing songs. Currently I am starting to write my first basic songs. They are very basic, and sometimes it feels so pathetic and frustrating to even try writing songs, when you (starting at 35 years old) know you most likely won't reach the genius of a Sting or Joni Mitchell. But that's not the point! I am doing something that I love doing, and I don't care what comes out of it (apart from that, only good things come out of the things you do that you love).
Another goal is to learn how to surf.