In the mornings, I'd train my body. But at night, I would train my mind. One of my favorite parts about travel is the excessive amount of time I have to read. As a child I was often isolated in my room. This caused me to take up the habit of reading. It allowed my mind to flourish and take me all over the world or into make believe worlds. It often satisfied the explorer inside of me that was not allowed to explore.
But as I got older, as with most young adults, it became harder to find the time to read. My career was basically being paid to party. So all my nights were spent out at parties and I very rarely had calm nights to myself. Weekends I'd work till five a.m. and was lucky if I got to bed before the sun came up. Mornings I'd sleep thought trying to get my body to recover. Afternoons, I'd prepare for the run of three shows all over the city. There was little free time for me to indulge my mind. But it was ok because I was finally free to explore and I took that liberty to explore vastly.
But travel gave me time away from the parties to explore my mind. So nights in Greece, I would pull out my books and journal and take the time to ask myself what had happened in my life, how I felt about it, and where I wanted my life to go from there.
A friend had given me the book "The Secret" before I had left. I brought it with me and read all about the law of attraction and how we attract the things we want in life by making space for them and expecting that space to be filled. I realized, for my future, I needed to begin attracting the things I wanted. But more than that, I needed to start making space for the things I wanted and let go of the things of the past.
I spent the nights creating and rewiring what my life would be once I returned to Los Angeles. I was no longer a victim to anything or anyone. I was solely in control of my life and the only person that could stop me from getting what I wanted, was me.