The unknown, the dots and this moment.

I’ve always been a strong advocate of “every thing happens for a reason”.

Like what Steve Jobs said in his commencement speech at Stanford about connecting the dots.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.”

There are days where I question the decisions that I’ve made. Days I have no idea what the hell I’m doing with my life. That was just last week actually. The silly thing is that, I was actually in a good place leading a damn fine (damn fine being subjective) life. Dream wedding less than 2 months back, spent a month traveling, coming back to a job I enjoyed and being surrounded by awesome people. So what the hell was I worrying myself into a frenzy for? Basically, the future, its uncertainty and money. Some people can tell you exactly where and what they’ll be in 10 years.

Not me.

After spending 2 unhappy weeks worrying about the unknown, a random chat with LF suddenly reminded me of why I had quit my previous job to travel. While that did not happen in the end, I’m pretty sure the awesome past year that I had happened for a reason.

It actually prepared and made me less afraid of the unknown.

Being in the rat race tends to distract us from our dreams. As we scuttle along unhappily with everyone else, conforming to routine and mostly working for money, we forget the things that make us happy. We forget to be grateful for everything that we have. Instead, we ask for more and worry about losing what we have.

This post is really more of a reminder to myself. I need to remember why I left my previous job to travel and to embrace the unknown. Live in the moment and worry less about the future.

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”

I am truly excited about what is to come and my super vague plans for the near future. I have absolute faith that the dots will connect when I look back one day. As for now I am and shall continue to be super grateful for all that I have.

Thankful to have had the opportunity to bike along Stevens Creek Trail at Mountain View on a little colorful bike.

Stevens Creek Trail at Mountain View


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