I remember being a naive 22-year old traveling the mean streets of Bangkok, with a bottle of Chang in hand trying to escape the harsh working environment in Manila, I made a mental list of what I want to achieve in a 5-year timeline. It was not a long list, but (at that time) it felt unattainable. Two of the items included in that list were living abroad and traveling in Europe. Seven years later, both panned out in their respective timings and it made me realize nothing is unattainable. It’s more about the unconscious grit for goal-digging.