My morning mindset before crossing the border to Panama



It’s Jen from BVOY & Co.! Did you get a chance to check out the BVOY Travel Journal PDF that we sent you? What do you think?

In our last email, we mentioned that we’ll be sharing our personal experiences about travel and life.

If you haven’t been following our journey, Jo and I ran a Kickstarter campaign that ended in December. Since then I took a big leap of faith and left my 9-5 career to make a career transition. I never imagined I would have ever had the guts to do it!

On Day #10 of my Costa Rica travel journal, “My mindset for today’s adventure is… Embrace the unknown. Trust yourself to navigate through uncertainty. Be confident that you can get through anything and improvise on the spot.”

I plan to embrace that same mindset from my travels to my current upcoming months as I continue to pursue the next leg of my career. I may not know what lies ahead but I’m confident that I’ll know what to do to navigate through the twists and turns as they come.

I was anxious and thinking of all the possible things that could go wrong with the two of us travelling alone.

If you are wondering what compelled me to write that in my journal at the time, it was on the day Jo and I had planned to cross the border from Costa Rica to Panama. I was anxious and thinking of all the possible things that could go wrong with the two of us travelling alone. We needed to get a ride to the border to walk across through customs, then needed to get a driver in Panama to drop us off at a gas station where we would wait for a boat driver to bring us to a family-ran property.

There were many factors that felt beyond my control but when I embraced my new mindset, it gave me a creative space to think about how I could approach the day. I visualized being assertive and confident to the border officer, or I imagined asking a local to borrow their phone to contact the hotel for any delays. I knew that if push came to shove, I would be able to figure out alternative solutions to any problem if I put my mind to it.

Are there any upcoming adventures you’re uneasy about? Just remember that somehow you got yourself to where you are today from rising to challenging occasions, adapting, and navigating through it all, so keep faith that when the time comes, you’ll know what to do. ;)


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