Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

The Anecdote

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{Nguyen Hue Street, in front of the The Cafe Apartment}

Where have I been. What did I do. I honestly thought I would give up on this blog because of many reasons. Lack of time, passion, creativity. I feel like there is a overwhelming amount of blogs out there and mine doesn't do any impact. But then again, whom am I doing this for? As I am thinking about it, I realize that I don't want to impress anybody with my blog anymore. I write down my thoughts and feelings for myself. If somebody likes to read my blog, I'm happy I could put some thoughtful content out there!

The last few years and months I basically worked and tried to maintain my social life. I was trapped in the daily grind. Everyday kind of felt the same. I didn't do anything meaningful with my life. Now, fast forward - I decided to quit my job to go traveling. At this very moment I am sitting in this very calm and cute coffee shop at one of the busiest streets in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I have been solo-traveling for almost 3 months out of a backpack. It is a life-changing experience. Since I have relatives in the city, I am staying with them right now. That way I can save a lot of money. Also, I have the time to think about my future. I mean, I am living off of my savings. I am 26. Should I go back to Switzerland and hunt for another nine-to-five job? Should I be super adventurous and stay here and try to find a job? I mean, why not? What speaks against it? Fear? Of what?

I have met many people along the way. Some really impressed me. They have stories to tell. About the places they have been to, the people they have met, the jobs they have done. I want to be full of stories too. There are times where I ask myself if I am running away from something or if I am really that eager to explore. I think it is a mix of both. I always think about how we only have one life that goes by too fast, so why not want to see and do everything instead of building a stable life in a city we have lived our whole lives? I don't want to offend anyone but I just want to understand. People who seem to have it all together, are they truly deeply happy or are they scared to look out of the box? Or, did they never asked themselves the question?
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