Blisstramp: Inception

wandererWelcome to Blisstramp,

I’m not really sure how to introduce this blog or myself. All I know is that I needed an outlet. I like to write. And I want to share my perspective.

I haven’t taken the time to journal my thoughts consistently ever, I don’t think. Even now, as I sit writing my first post – I’m festered with doubt at the notion of sharing myself. But, run towards your fears they say – so I must share.

I lost myself in 2017. I blew up my life. I became quiet. I became reserved. I stopped trying – I quit trying. For a while, I just existed. It sucks to write that – but it’s true.

It’s incredible how easy it is to lose oneself in the face of significant adversity. I always though I was strong but I realize now that strength isn’t the ability to process tragedy – it’s managing everything else in between. And perhaps you can run, putting time in between you and your former self, dulling the pain – but at some point you have to confront your emotions. So, here I am – ready to confront. Ready to put my former self aside and stride into the next chapter of my life: Adventure.

Blisstramp is my creative alter-ego. My place to share ruthlessly for no other reason but the necessity to share. The necessity to solidify my voice in my own mind – and find a tone which I can own. The necessity to atone – and forgive myself – for my failures. The necessity to reflect and grow and reflect and grow…

Blisstramp is an adventure: 17 countries, hundreds of miles on foot, countless connections, weeks of silence, endless vistas, enduring isolation, spiritual conquests, artistic expression – all in search of myself and hopefully some meaning in this hectic world.

Blisstramp is my transformation and I’m very excited to share this journey.

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”  – Ernest Hemingway


Published by Rafiki

Life enthusiast and culture connoisseur on the hunt for adventure, experience, growth, and connection. I decided to shake my life up in 2017 so I quit my job and bought a one way ticket out of the US - ready to explore the world. This is my journey - this is my bliss tramp.

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