I am a big believer in chaos theory. For those non-physicists among us (including myself) chaos theory, in short, is a study of dynamical systems that suggests that these systems are inherently disordered. However, chaos theorists believe there is underlying order that can be traced in seemingly random and haphazard data.
Everything around us leads us to believe life is chaotic, unpredictable, unmanageable. We say time is fleeting, life is too short and the world is too big. I live in New York City, one of the world’s cities that epitomizes and amplifies this idea of a chaotic whirlwind that engulfs us. But I believe that there is pattern in chaos. If we stop to think, listen and feel, we can find these patterns and realize our life is what we choose it to be.
I grew up all over the world; I spent the first sixteen years of my life in four countries, six cities, and eight schools. It’s safe to say I had no appreciation for this type of nomadic lifestyle growing up, but looking back it’s made me who I am today. And who I am today is someone looking for patterns in the midst of chaos, balance in disorder, harmony in dissonance.
This travel blog is an expression of a commitment, my commitment to never stop wanting to experience new things and learn from them by reflecting on them.
I will leave you with a quote I read that seemed to explain better than I ever could why it is that I love to travel…
“Learning occurs when our situation is one of imbalance, for learning is the process of seeking balance. Travel is the quintessential metaphor for learning. When we travel, we are striving to create balance in a highly imbalanced context, therefore we are constantly in a state of learning.”
I hope you enjoy reading about the limited experiences I’ve had. I hope that by sharing everything I do in this blog, I am creating space for umlimited conversations that allow us to make some sense of this seemingly insane world around us.