Day 14, I’m still here

It’s March 14, and that’s basically my 14th day in Da Nang. I arrived February 28th at about 4:30 in the afternoon, and have been basically chilling in the same place the last two weeks. It has been refreshing. At first I was in love with the place; the beach, travelers, locals, and just a general sense of activity here in Da Nang, especially as I am staying in a very touristic district. My hostel is only 5 blocks from the beach.

A new idea has budded in my brain, and I have been very excited about the prospect. Yet, as I sit here, I wonder if I am doing the right thing. This is a reoccurring feature of my life. Always wondering if I am doing the right thing. I was thinking about writing a blog about asmr, but the more and more I think about it the more I reconsider. Here’s what I do know: I want to dedicate myself to a purpose, and I need it to make money. I also know that if I am true to my purpose, I will find success. Do I watch asmr videos? Fuck yeah, a lot. I think I would find success if I write a blog about it. However, I can’t get away from the opinion I have of myself which prevents me from moving forward at this time, and that is my belief that any purposeful blog I write has equal opportunity to be successful.

I stumbled on okaywhatever.com this morning, and it’s a blog! I found it because the first reference relating to the world of asmr was made on a forum by a person with the handle: okaywhatever. However, the website I found today I don’t think is related. It is an interesting blog however! It kind of reminds me of what I do here at HeartOfZeus. The person from OkayWhatever seems to just ramble, and we all know I am always down for a ramble.

So here’s what I conclude. I want to start a new blog, and I want it to be successful. I am going to pay people to do the stuff I can’t do, which might include some work on the computer, but it could be anything. I have diverse interests, and that is making it hard to decide what to blog about. For the last week I have been thinking blogging about asmr as the answer to my problems. Today I considered writing a blog about blogs. Tomorrow I might consider a third option. What will I end up doing? Gotta stay tuned to find out.

What I can tell you is: I bought a plane ticket back to the states. Woo! Right? I leave from Ho Chi Minh City on April 12th at 05:00, and I arrive 19.5 hours later at 10:30 in San Francisco, on the same day. I have spent a long time looking at flights, and in the end I don’t think I got that good of a deal, but I also don’t think I over paid. I dropped about $460 on a flight that has a 4.5 hour layover in Hong Kong, and I am flying with Hong Kong airlines. My other option was to buy a flight from Philippine Airlines and fly through the Philippines, which had only a 1.5 hour layover, but I decided to go with Hong Kong. The price was the same, and I think Hong Kong will have a better airline. Plus, I get to gaze upon the vastness that is China. From a distance, yes, but I am still proud to say I (will have) had a layover at the HK Airport.

The time is 14:14 here in Da Nang. So we know I have about a month left in Vietnam. We know I need to go south, and so I will probably decide to skip the whole northern part of the country this time around. That is rather sad, because a man I met named Greg (also happens to be from Wisconsin) told me that I should definitely go north to appreciate this country properly. Whichever direction I go, I am happy to be traveling Vietnam. First things first, I am going to take a Grab (owned by Uber) to Hoi An and chill there for a couple of days. From there? I don’t know! I will have many days. I was supposed to have a whole three months here, but impatience got me again and I’m leaving early! Granted, if I want to change my airline ticket it’s only $50, so I could really change my mind if I wanted, but I bet after 4 more weeks away from home I will be extra ready to go back.

I am excited to travel America. Not how I have in the past, but for the purposes of money! If I find out I can make more money in NJ, for example, I am just going to go there! In the future, I am just going to go where the money is! That is one reason I think this blog thing might work out for me. If I can get it rolling a little bit, and if I can sell some t-shirts to generate even a little extra income, I will be able to keep on the road, and in all honesty I think I need that because of my…habits…It doesn’t feel devilishly out of reach though! staying nomadic. It’s okay to want a life that isn’t static, I know this forsure! So as I move forward with my longg talked about monetary development, I will not shy away from doing what makes me happy, but also avoid that which plagues me.

I am going to research headphones sold in Vietnam online now, and then maybe do a little more research about shopping because I get 2 free checked bags with my flight and I might consider bringing some stuff back with me. I will edit this later. Peace!

Chris

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