Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Leap To The Unknown

After reading a lot of blogs about how people life their life, I suddenly realize that I'm not doing much in my life! I had the feeling that I'm starting to waste so much time not doing things that are meaningful for me. Then I stumble to this blog where the writer, Nicole Balch, had a 30 Before 30 List. This is a list of things she wanted to do before she turns 30. It was so interesting! I also watched Julie & Julia, and the girl had a one year project of making the whole Julia Child's recipes before she became 30! I kinda thought that 30 is the number where people really become an adult. 20's is the transition time. It really strucks me to make my own 30 Before 30 List. I'm gonna be 28 tomorrow and that's when I will start my 30 Before 30 List. It's gonna be a two years project.

Making my 30 Before 30 List it's not easy. I really thought of things that mattered to me, from the big things to those simple things. This is the mix of things I have long wanting to do/make and new things I thought would be meaningful to me. I started to make the list about a month ago. Then, I had a sweet escape, two days ago, to go out my daily routines so I can take a good look at my list and finalized it.

In this sweet escape, I went to an island called Tidung Island in West Java, Indonesia. I went there with my friend, a fellow blogger. In that island, there's this bridge called the Love Bridge. Some people come there to jump off the bridge. That idea kind felt scary for me. First, because I can't swim and second because the height. I didn't think that I would come and jump off the bridge, I was just there because I wanted to do some thinking in the beautiful island. But something inside me tells me that I SHOULD take that jump. For me, it's The Leap To The Unknown because I never done something crazy like that before, I don't know what it feels like, I can't even swim, and I didn't even planned it before (I'm a plan freak)! It's just so beyond me, but those are the things that I wanted to do to find meaningful things in life. I have to face the UNKNOWN! So this jump is the first step to discover the meaning of my life.

This is how it goes:

See the complete story of my trip here.


  1. Do it! I hope you get it all done by 30. That'd be such a cool achievement. Good luck!

    xo katie elizabeth

  2. I really really regret for not jumping off the bridge. I couldn't get over my fear of falling. It's haunting me now.

  3. @katie elizabeth: I will sure do it and have lots of fun :) Thank you so much Katie...

    @harindabama: Don't regret it! Do something about it! Go there again and prove that you can conquer your fear!