Things to keep in mind as you reap the benefits of your hard work

"Is this really true..."

Let me pinch the inside of my arm... and my leg... am I really sitting inside this plane, headed for what seems like the final trip of this summers interminable list, one with an actual "destination" I will (temporarily) stop in?

"Destination is the trip, itself"

Yeah, because I feel like at this point, this restless life of the traveler feels like "home" to me, as if there was no destination but the trip itself.
But no, it's true, I am going "home" to New York...
And this feeling inside my chest, my stomach, I guess it's the the result of the life of he who travels, never really stops.
Intense joy alternated to intense sadness, emotions brought to their extremes.
It's the result of a life I choose, and have always chosen, or maybe just the inevitable consequence of my nature.
Interminable hours of plane, car, ship, ferry, train, bus, subway, walking, running, lots of running... have taken me on a journey through the many different worlds of places and people, familiar and not.
Physical worlds, as well as the worlds within people, the worlds of different cultures, countries, ways of living.
Worlds that I loved and understood before even meeting, and others that take immense effort for me to even start to seize.
Worlds which I have grown to love, respect, appreciate, even dislike, or not.

"All kinds of ups and downs"

All kinds of ups and downs, but worlds that have taught me something precious time and time again.
It's been something like 41000km (26000 miles), almost 3 months, continents, towns, cities, villages, languages, cultures, ways of living...
And yet the journey that this summer has most significantly contributed to carry on and deepen is the one within myself.

"The greatest journey, the one within"

Thanks to this gift of life, these incredible lessons of humility and openness, I have grown.
The road is long, but so are my optimism, will, joy and hunger, and I guess that it just feels right to dedicate these words to the two people that provided me with the first, ultimate "gift" itself, my parents.

"Thank you to the providers of the first, ultimate "gift", life.


The tear in my eye is just collateral effect, a part of the game.
This one goes out to you two, the journeys that brought you together, the journeys to come, everything in between, and that fantastic place in my head and heart where I am and will always be just be a kid, and you, my heroes.


Myself and my parents

Myself and my parents

Behind the scenes of my Thailand adventure

"In no particular order"

Lorenzo Pozzan in Thailand

This past year has been something I still cannot fully wrap my fingers around.
To this day, I have trouble describing and understanding where my core, the human identity I was born into ends, and where the evolution of who I am today, begins.
Luckily, there are a few things I do on somewhat of a regular basis as part of my own vital routine, that indirectly help keep track of my mental and physical state: writing and exercise.
One of the most eloquent ways for me to communicate what happened is that of factually contextualizing events, and then sharing flow-of-consciousness writing from that particular timeframe, so, here goes.

Flow of consciousness writing

My exercise regimen and vision this past year broadened to a more applied, functional way of training, because of the continually changing demands of a highly varied lifestyle.
This change was empowered by the knowledge and inspirations produced by one of the most extraordinary encounters of the year, and of my life. Mr Joe.
Brother and partner in crime, I was blessed enough to share some extraordinary adventures (which I will share more about in another writing session) with this guy, with much more to come, as our team effort (Boyz-Aroundthewod) prepares for take-off.
Right now, I will just let a piece of text from one of our adventures in the Thai jungle speak on the subject:

Text from the Thai Jungle


"There are people out there who's enactment of the base principles of sharing, friendship and brotherhood represent a victory for all of humanity. People who don't necessarily talk about, teach or explain, but rather embody, show and clarify by example. People who would rather lose some and take one for the team in the name of what has real, deeper value. People who will slow down their own stride just to be by your side and push you to grow once you find your own pace. When you meet people like this, every other type of interaction becomes indirectly conditioned by the uncompromising integrity you have experienced, and your will to grow and deserve the support and respect they give you pushes you well beyond your solo potential. The dream of being bound by friendships to people like this is what gets my inner child out of bed with a smile every morning. So, for a new brother, untamed beast with an uncompromising heart who's words have inspired me almost as much as his silences. Who's training has helped me burst through physical and mental plateaus  with the power of a raging bull and the control and precision of a hummingbird. Who's humility has given me the courage to question the fundaments of myself. Who's quiet inner tornado has taught me so much about life, and who's overall love, blood, sweat and tears have given me more in a few weeks than I could ever dream of giving back, thank you. Until next time, you have my word, we either go hard or we go to the ward."

Thailand itself, according to a traveling actor

As for Thailand itself, the welcoming love and good hearts of the Thai people healed me, educated me, fueled my passions and projected me to new dimensions of confidence and awareness, as an improvised soul-searching trip turned into a prolific professional learning experience, offering me the chance to work with extraordinary talent on amazing projects.

To describe this, I will let images talk: