The thing that sets humans apart from other animals is our awareness. The ability to comprehend what is happening and to search for a “why”for an explanation. We start our lives with a sudden burst of this awareness and it slowly dwindles as we get older and the world is just the way it is because that’s called reality. Thus the average persons consciousness for life becomes primarily non-existent around the quarter life crisis phase, let’s say about 25 to 30-year-old and routine sets in and life happens on its own accord. It saddens me that we as humans are so willing to let go of this tremendous gift we have been given. Life is a journey through this awareness. Hence, A Conscious Venture.
Someone I dearly love once told me their theory of the universe, that we are all parts of the same matter trying to find itself to become whole again. Which so conveniently explains this stirring feeling in my chest that makes me want to move, do anything, go anywhere. My personal life theory stems from the Poem “Ulysses” by Alfred Lord Tennyson, in short “To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield”, to be ever searching for something more, some matter greater than yourself.
I am taking my journey to Nan Kan, (about a half hour outside of the capital Taipei), Taiwan where I will be teaching English for kindergarten at Principal School. I have traveled some in the United States and Eastern Europe, but never to Asia. I know virtually no Mandarin and am completely inept with directions (physically or life-wise). Therefore this is for anyone who wants to follow along in my adventures, or is looking for a good read (what could be more entertaining than a socially awkward twenty-something moving to the other side of the world to teach kindergarten?). I promise will be updated regularly and filled with adventures, pictures and ridiculously nerdy allusions.
First stop is Colorado to see my lovely ladies and the most awesome soon-to-be married couple I know.
As always Valar Morghulis, but first all men must live.