Back from WORLD TRAVELSSSS!
So after the incredible time we had at SXSW(which needs more covering, and prolly will be getting more attention in some Youtube vids were in the middle of editing), I had an incredible 3 week adventure lined up going to India and Dubai.
I had some incredible experiences out there, including getting to celebrate the holiday of Holi!! Holi is hands down my favorite holiday I have ever experienced, and if you have not gotten down on some Holi, you need to change that ASAP. This auspicious holiday is usually characterized by being covered by powdered colors and being soaked from water guns and randomly thrown water balloons. and that too, by random strangers! everyone is in a great mood and all about celebrating the holiday, so its almost an anything goes type of deal. hell this year, i got an egg cracked on my head twice, lol. you can be sure i got some eggs-tra revenge. after all, i just needed the right inspiration lol.
Another incredible experience was taking a 8 hour road trip into the Himalayas, up to a hill station called Bheemtaal. This was sucha diff side of India than I had ever seen. Almost like being in the middle of a forest or something. We stayed in these villas in the mountains that belong to my father’s childhood friend. Not only were they ornate and beautifully decorated, but had no TVs or distractions, which was a godsend. In such a pure place, the last thing needed is a TV. I swear after visiting there, I feel like I HAVE to go back there every time I go back. thats how soul cleansing it was. perfect place to write an album. lol
Most of all obviously, I enjoyed and relished the opportunity to take care of these relationships I havent been able to properly take care of in 8 years. I shared such deep talks late into the night with one of my cousin brothers, who has gone through so many ups and downs in the last 8 years, listening to his story and the lessons he has learned and how. Same with my aunt. We stayed up in the Himalayas from 530 and talked for 2 1/2 hours while watching the sunrise, and I can truly say it was one of the most memorable conversations I have ever had.
Such a mixed feeling of being back from sucha long and immersive trip. On one side im so stoked to be back at it running bipolar, getting music done, and prepping for other rad opportunities going on in our world. but it is def a little bittersweet, as I had not seen my grandparents and other incredibly beautiful members of my family in 8 friggin years. words can not begin to express the amazingness of this trip. reconnecting with my roots was essential to maintaining the balance of cultures in my life. Being in another country and seeing what life and culture is like halfway across the world really helped me appreciate what all I have, despite all the superficial stuff that surrounds us. I feel more serene and more focused than I have in quite a while.
I can overall say this trip was without a doubt the most meaningful and spiritual trip I have taken to date. sucha profuse impact, that words cant even describe.
hopefully my future actions can help shed a little light on the lessons I’ve learned and my attempt to apply those lessons to my perspective as well as ways to practically apply them in real life.
IF YOU HAVE NEVER LEFT YOUR CITY, STATE, OR COUNTRY:
DO ALL YOU CAN TO CHANGE THAT. GO EXPERIENCE THE WORLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE AND CULTURES THAT EXIST. CHALLENGE WHAT YOU THINK YOU KNOW AND EMBRACE CHANGE.
MOST OF ALL HAVE AN OPEN PERSPECTIVE, CAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO LIVE LIFE. BE CURIOUS AND BEFORE PASSING JUDGEMENT ON OTHERS FOR LIVING OR DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN YOU, TRY IT OUT FOR YOURSELF. YOU MAY SURPRISE YOURSELF.
Currently listening to: Nothing
Im actually watching some Casey Neistat vlogs. that is the most inspirational dude I have seen in so long. it is ridiculous how much Casey does in a day. really make me feel incompetent really. lol
if you havent seen any Neistat vlogs, change that right now.