At last, a blog.

I’ve always loved to write. I’ve always had so much to say but not once did I ever think of starting a blog. I just knew that it would be tedious. (And I never liked tedious. :P) Now, however, I feel like there’s reason for me to finally do this. The inspiration to finally start a blog came from one of my movie marathons when I stumbled upon two films: Peaceful Warrior and One Week.

Let me fill you in on the movies first…

“One Week” is about a man who finds out he has cancer and is in immediate need of treatment. However, instead of having himself treated, he decides to go on a trip which leads him to reexamine his life and… well, I wouldn’t want to spoil it, do I? (Go watch the movie if you can; it’s satisfying enough even if I did not like how it ended.) My point is the film made me have an epiphany of some sort. I want to carpe the hell out of every diem. I don’t want to live a single moment of my life in fear even if there’s a shitload of things to be fearful of. I want to do things that make me feel most alive. Ultimately, the film led me to make a “life list” (more about this later).

“Peaceful Warrior,” on the other hand, is about a troubled gymnast who meets a “spiritual guide” to help him understand some deep life crap philosophy. I found out that it’s actually based on the book “Way of the Peaceful Warrior” by Dan Millman (who’s also the protagonist of the story). The film taught me this: “There’s never nothing going on. There are no ordinary moments.” (If you didn’t notice, the name of my blog actually came from this quote – so thanks Mr. Millman!) It also spoke of a number of life lessons that one ought to understand if he is to live a life of purpose and ambition. Again, it all boils down to me making a list of things I want to do: my not-a-bucket list.

Now, about the list…

I’m calling it “30 before 30.” I think of it as a “life list.” It is much like a bucket list but because there really is no telling when I’ll be kicking the bucket, I do not want to think of it that way. It is a list of 30 things that I shall have done by the time I turn 30. Some of these things are as easy as traveling while some (like climbing 50 mountains) can be really difficult. Some of them are things that I have already done (like seeing penguins up close) while others are things that I might not be able to do at all (like perfecting my hand stand! :P) No matter, I have decided to commit to this list and I will do my best to finish it.

Ultimately, my 30 before 30 list is the main purpose of starting this blog. I want to write about all of my memorable experiences; those that I’ve had and those that I’ve yet to do. I want to go into this journey and keep a little something more than just souvenirs. I want this to be my journal, my diary, my memoir. I do this for myself and for whoever may read this (if it would be read at all :P). In here, I will spill all my thoughts and share all my learning. So to you who may be reading this, (600 words and counting… aren’t you a patient one?! But hey, thanks!) I hope you get to come back for more. And as I live the next few years to the fullest, I hope you will, too. 🙂

6 thoughts on “At last, a blog.

  1. Welcome to the world of blogging. Good for you to go for it! Life can whiz on by and sometimes one has to set goals to make sure adventures are not lost.


  2. Reblogged this on Never Nothing Going On and commented:

    It has already been five months since I started this blog. In this first post, I explained why I decided to start it. Now, I am posting it again to remind myself of what I wanted to accomplish in the first place. 🙂


  3. nice blog you have here! i love reading travel blogs (esp. those that talk about mountains) another site worth visiting… ^___^ more travels and see you on the trails!

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