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Taking Control SukhothaiTaking Control of MY LIFE

It’s hard to believe that I’m a part of the 50 something generation now, and I’m not quite sure how I got here so fast, yet here I am. A few years back I decided to remove myself from the same-o-same-o routine that left me frustratingly unfulfilled. I took a leap and moved to Thailand without a clue as to what I would do to survive, only my meager life savings to keep me afloat in the meantime. The first year I wanted nothing more than to live a healthy life and ride my bike, which turned out to be rather ironic as I found myself in a battle from one health related issue to another and at the same time being in nearly the best shape of my life. The truth is I just wore myself out with too many high octane activities. So I made a few adjustments to my fitness routine and I’m back to feeling good again, Taking Control of my lifemost of the time anyway. So with that more or less behind me, I realized that if I want this lifestyle to continue, I’m going to have to earn a living without sacrificing my freedom. That’s the key. Admittedly it’s been and continues to be a challenge, I’ve always been a procrastinator and I guess on some level I always will be, but to really take control of my life, (say that again), MY LIFE, and not just let the current take me where it will, is new for me. And at least for the moment, it’s been worth every bead of sweat and every anxiety attack it has induced. There is a lot of work to do and a lot of unknown territory ahead of me (sigh, deep breath, oh my god!). But it’s ok, I’m living the life I want to live, I’m being creative and most of all, I know where I’m going now.

Taking ControlSo, here I am in Thailand, with a destination, a map to get me there, but only limited resources to do so. Can I make it before I run out of gas? Well, I’m going to give it my best shot. TAKING CONTROL, TAKING CONTROL! That’s my mantra: Ohmmm; taking control, taking control, taking control. As well as: Ohmmm; I’m gonna make it, I’m gonna make it, I’m gonna make it :). Staying positive, surrounding myself with positive people and staying away from a self-destructive behavior (another key). It is Thailand after all, lots of lost souls here. Stay focused and on the road!

This is my road, “Festivals of Thailand,” only in its infancy, and with it I’ve incorporated many of the things I enjoy doing, e.g., traveling, taking pictures, writing and interacting with people. Sounds like freedom to me and that’s something worth fighting for. Please, take a look and maybe, if I’m lucky, you’ll find something that sparks your interest and points you to something new and interesting that prompts you to take a chance, a leap of faith if you will. I’m at your service, through Festivals of Thailand, hopefully I can help you make that happen.

Click on the link for my “Blog” or for FoT’s “Festival Calendar.”

Have a question? Go to my contact page and give us a ring! That’s British for contact me, mate.

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  • PeteRock

    in my opinion the website looks and feels fantastic and very interesting content

    • Thanks Pete, I’ve been working hard to get it where I want it. At the moment I just need more content.

  • drjammy

    Love the website Bob! Taking control is a great feeling! Many people are happy or depressed depending how much control they feel they have over their life… I will toast a cider to you my friend, and to your search for happiness and freedom! :>D

    • Bob Menasian

      And I toast to you drjammy with a blueberry/banana/yogurt smoothy. It sits next to me untouched at the moment. Here’s to you and your nice comments though out my site. SIP, SIP! It is done! 🙂

  • Costaprix

    Wat dee Bob! Well done with the new site…a true resource to those making the trek to the Land of Smiles. Jaab. Chiw chiw wa…sabai sabai!

    • Bob Menasian

      Hey Poppa Adam, Thanks for the kind words, but I know how far behind I am with the site. So much to do, so little time now that I’m teaching. I’m going to recommit myself to getting caught up soon! But it’s nice to hear the encouraging words. Khap Khun Ma Khrap (Thanks very much)!

  • Benjamin Cocchia

    Awesome Bob…I plan to come to thailand within the year hope you
    can help with some guidance….Thanks …have a blessed day!!!!

    • Hey Benjamin, Sounds great! Just ask and I’ll do what I can to help out!

  • Frans Betgem

    Great website! Thanks very much. I will be in touch.

    • Thank you Frans! Appreciate the positive feedback. It’s particularly
      nice to hear considering that I’ve been working hard to build and keep
      the site current while simultaneously working full-time as English
      teacher. I might be getting too old for two full-time jobs :). So,
      thanks again, its a nice boost! Bob

  • Thank you Frans! Appreciate the positive feedback. It’s particularly nice to hear considering that I’ve been working hard to build and keep the site current while simultaneously working full-time as English teacher. I might be getting too old for two full-time jobs :). So, thanks again, its a nice boost! Bob

  • Jack Norman

    you must update the festival calender its a new king, and may the 5th is out and new day for new king

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