Wow oh wow. I don't even know where to begin... After I booked my one way flight to Thailand, a new life began for me. And it's been a mix of absolute enjoyment to be living in SEA while lamenting the fact that I should have done this much sooner. I first discovered SMP in 2016 and began reading/lurking on the site. This eventually inspired me to join the community here in early 2017. And as 2018 begins, I'm soooo happy to have made this transition in life. It was a very long time coming, and for the first time in my life, I truly feel at peace in life to be here enjoying Asia. I sold everything in the US, and I mean everything. I only own what fits into my backpack, and I've never been happier. After spending a couple months in Thailand, I have spent time in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Everything is so cheap here, and I do not drink/party so I find myself living on far less than what I originally expected. This has meant I've been working less than I originally expected, and I've had much more time to live like a local and get a feel for these communities, enjoy the mongering/dating scene, and take time to be a tourist and enjoy the history/culture that is unique to each area. I have had so many crazy things happen to me, and it's been overwhelming because it's been a nonstop adventure. I plan to slow things down a bit and chill out and find more balance. I have never had an easier time in my life meeting girls. I consider myself an average looking dude, and Asian women have too much love for me. And there are too many girls. And too little time. We all know this dilemma. The women will eat you alive if you allow them, and you have to find some time for yourself to decompress and recharge at times. I truly wish I had made this life decision a few years ago. But our minds only know what our minds know. And our perspective is our reality. I have so much love for this site and community because I was able to make this transition in life because of SMP. Looking forward to this new year!