Comfort Is The Enemy Of Progress And Dreams


Dreams do come true. I remember the first time I started this blog, I used to write about my thoughts. The thoughts that came up when I was washing dishes or when I was standing in the bus, or probably when I was doing my calling in the toilet. That time I had no idea what I should have written in this blog. I was moving from Tumblr, Blogger then WordPress. As I lived overseas, writing was the only way for me to pour everything as I was talking with my friend, in this case book was my best friend.

Yes, those were the hardest times ever for me, yet the turning point of my life. I wouldn’t get bored to share with the people about this. I have learned that healing hurts, but it is necessary because the only way out is through it and in it. Belief is the greatest strength, by that no one will make me feel bad about myself. I have learned that my self worth is not determined by what people say about me, but by what God says about me. I have learned that I don’t owe anyone an apology for standing firm in my beliefs while comforts my inner “Everything is going to be okay”.

Months passed and I moved back to Indonesia with no expectations at all. Just like life earns kinds of situations with no movie scriptwriter could ever dream up. Comical, unpredictable, tragic. Life is such a multifaceted thing. Story of my life made me believe that there’s always room for love, kindness and miracle. God opens the door in the way I never imagine.

From bwamgosh to bwamtrip

“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later”

Three years ago from a casual conversation, I, once again took a note and started to draw and write. I had no idea how to do it, but I learned from every mistake and people’s stories. That was how I started BWAM TRIP Organizer or you can just call it BWAMTRIP.

These three years were one heck of a ride. Indeed, there were losses, griefs, setbacks, insecurities, but I would not have it any other ways for they have taught me important lessons. Especially, the past 3 months have been sort of a plot twist. The moment when I cried two nights in a row because I wouldn’t imagine that entrepreneurship would be this lonely. I have no idea how many times the words “give up” came into my mind. Then, once again, if you don’t like losing, you lose. I took it as a process.

“There is nothing more fun than losing 30-10 in the 4th Quarter and then winning”. – Gary Vayner

Do not justify your dreams, execute them

Kindness is a secret weapon in entrepreneurship. Do not forget about empathy and gratitude as well. Do not downsize your dreams because of your limitations. Increase your faith and believes that God is going to send you to places you have never dreamed. The will of God will not take you where His grace cannot sustain you.

I once dreamed, but I forgot about those dreams. I thought I was just fine without it and walked through life, then passed a sort of circumstances I would not even dare to imagine. Yet, Comfort is the enemy of progress. Everything took longer than you thought, keep believing. God brought me here and I believe there are still many in store.

This will be my first post in 2018 after a long haul (okay, I consider 4-month is a long haul) and our BWAMTRIP birthday is just around the corner, so nothing better than sharing my musing regarding this journey.

Hello and Happy New Year!



I am a language trainer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. I love traveling, like a lot. I enjoy walking around, language immersion in different places, have a cup of coffee at some unfamiliar coffee shop, embrace the history or art in many different museums. I love coming across people and blending with new culture. I like having conversations with new people, blogging the stories and inspire people.

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