2019 has been a year of tremendous and positive transformation for me. At the beginning of the year, I’d decided to take serious action towards reducing my environmental footprint. As such, I became vegan, started eating organic food and as much as possible, buy local! I made lots of efforts to go zero waste, too and took a hard long look at my consuming habits, reducing my urge and false needs to purchase new stuff commensurately.

Now 2020 sets out to be a year of even greater change for me…

As some of you know, I’ll be flying out to beautiful sunny Costa Rica in just a few days, where I will be staying for the next 3 months. I’ll only be taking a back pack, a camera and a small laptop with me, and I don’t really have a plan as to what I am going to do when I’m there… All I know is I intend to live in the present moment, to just go with the flow and see where life takes me, one moment at a time.

This trip for me will be a bit of a spiritual quest. My main objective in doing this is to detach myself from this nonsense of a modern life where everything seems to be driven by consumerism, to learn to live modestly, grounded and in touch with Mother nature, to not stress so much about what tomorrow will be made of, to find the true happiness that lives within me, to live life, simply; to learn how to be a human being again, as opposed to a human doing!

To say that I’m scared would be an understatement. This adventure is totally kicking me out of my comfort zone, in every possible way. Truth is I don’t even know if I’ll be able to share anything on here until I get back. I’m hoping that somewhere along the way, I’ll learn to cook the tastiest local Costa-Rican dishes and that I will be able to share some of those recipes with you. At least, that’s the plan, but I don’t have the slightest idea whether I’ll be able to carry it out… If not, I could always share a few pictures of the breathtakingly beautiful and diverse Costa Rican wild life!

We’ll see. One thing I’m very sure of is that this trip will be an extremely life-changing experience, and that I will return a better human being, or at least, better at being…

Before I go, though, I really want to take a few minutes to wish every single one of you a prosperous, inspiring and transformative 2020.

May you be the change you want to see in the world! Never forget: you, as an individual, have the power to make a difference. Every little action really and truly counts. Change starts with me, and you!