When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.

When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open. Bob Marley

Sometimes, we have to look at things and situations in a different way, a different angle.

Last week the Indonesian government decided to keep Bali closed for at the least 2020 (maybe even longer). This was shocking to me since I had already talked to friends out there and told them I’m coming back soon! I was sooo excited to be back to the place where I found a feeling I never felt before. I felt true happiness within myself.

My plan was to be in Germany for 3 months, now it’s been 8 already. Is this a bad thing? It is definitely sad that I’m not in Indo, but on the other hand its so nice because I’m able to see friends I haven’t seen for a long time, I’m with my family, I see my little nephew grow up etc. I really can’t complain about my life but I did. I fell back into a place of unhappiness. A place I was in before I quit my job about 1.5 years ago.

My friend asked me some questions which made me view my situation in a different way.
One question was: don’t you think you can find happiness in a different place as well?

Can I actually have this feeling somewhere else but Bali? Maybe! I don’t know, because I haven’t really given another place the chance to show me it’s beauty and to give me this feeling!

I can’t change covid, I can’t change the Indo government but I can change the way I look at this situation and I’m the only person in my life who can change the feeling of being stuck and lost because I don’t wanna feel stuck, I don’t wanna feel lost.
I wanna feel free, true happiness and alive!

So maybe some other options and opportunities need to be considered until I can be back in Indo.