So here I am.
8 months later. I am so sorry.
While it seems like I’ve abandoned Wanderlust Theories, I really haven’t. In theory, it has always been in my mind. It was just never translated from brainwave to words.
And that makes a lot of difference unfortunately.
It’s not that I don’t want to write or that I had lost interest in this; I just went away discovering myself and then (hopefully when I’ve figured it out) share my theories about whatever I’ve been experiencing. So this entry is dedicated to everyone who’s been reminding me to start writing (David of MalaysiaAsia, Fie, Alid & Wilson of PlacesandFoods) and those who happened to read this. Seriously, I can’t imagine why anyone would read my rants but yeah, do know that every reader is special to me 🙂
Life has been quite the roller coaster ride; physically and (especially) emotionally. The thing is, I realized I haven’t set foot in an aircraft since My Selangor Story started and I *think* I have forgotten what it feels like to take off.
Dramatic right? I know. But it’s the truth. Really.
Honestly, I do miss flying away to places I deem my escapism. It could be the schedule or something else. Somehow, I just never got around to getting onboard. I have sent and picked up people to/at the airport many times tho..
However, I am having fun doing what I never thought is possible.
Not in a million years.
Then again, I have went on a trip with Johan Farid Khairuddin (or affectionately known as JFK) and Fie in his Cessna around Selangor & Kuala Lumpur back in April. That was probably the closest thing to flying I suppose? ‘Twas amazing!
When I said “I’d like to make Selangor as part of my journey”, I never thought that my feet will be planted deep in the ground of Selangor! It’s so deep, I feel like I’m the information counter for all things Selangor sometimes. Not that it’s a bad thing actually 😉 It’s just that, this experience, this job (if you may call it) has truly changed my perception of traveling.
I’ve learned so much about myself as much as I have been researching about Selangor every single day. A journey I’ll forever cherish.
Perhaps this quote by G. K. Chesterton said it best – “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.”
And in some twisted kind of way, maaaaybe that’s what He’s trying to tell me; that as much as I love traveling wherever, whenever, it is something else to discover your own country (or in this case, state).
I can’t imagine thinking back that I’ve been to places, seen faces and listen to stories which I wouldn’t be able to do without being part of Tourism Selangor. People who would just take me out and show me around Selangor as if I’m a foreigner. I can’t say how thankful I am for having such awesome people supporting my dream.
The best thing is that, my friends are now even more excited to go on an adventure in Selangor with me like they’ve never been before. That alone I think is an achievement itself.
It has been a humbling and cool journey thus far.
One I keep learning and growing from experience to be a better person.
Here’s a big hug to everyone! Muah 🙂
8 thoughts on “Airborne-sick”
I certainly miss your writing, Dania. It's really great to know how much you have learnt from your job with Tourism Selangor. I totally agree with G. K. Chesterton's quote. There's always something new in our backyards, if we look hard enough.Cheers 🙂
Aww thanks Victor! You've been one of the coolest readers I know of. Have you left for US already? Suddenly I miss our MSS days 😦
Wow.. Very good…Congrazz for winner MSS 2010
hello laziale!tak update blog kah?
Sandi: Hey! Was looking forward to your participation but sadly didn't get to see you!Helga: Yes! I will 🙂 Lambat sikit
waiting for so long for this blog to be updated. hehe
Waah! I finally update like..6 months later. Oops 🙂
Akhirnya get to read some new post from you 🙂 You are a great writer Dian, unique in a way. You just need the momentum to constantly come of with the articles probably once a week. And I'm sure you have the photos for them too, malas je kan? 🙂