Born in Thailand, raised in the US. Of Thai and Italian parents. Pari shares how being an adventurer doesn’t require sacrificing stability and balance.
What’s made me who I am is I constantly take opportunities. I’ve moved from Chicago to Wisconsin to LA to Portland and now to New York City. Hopefully I’ll settle down for a little because I’ve moved constantly every six months. I’m looking to actually put roots and I finally met somebody who gave me a reason to stay, aside from my work.
I liked that I was detached, even my friends would be very excited that no matter what I did I could jump from one opportunity to another, I wasn’t held down by anything: mortgages or something that I was committed to. Even in past relationships I was like: “I’m still going on this thing!” but I think I’m finally starting to make a shift.
Being able to lock yourself down takes a lot of courage too, not just being able to move around. So I am starting to make that shift and it’s scary because it takes a lot of trust and commitment and also you’re planning to build a future now in one location so that’s what’s in the making, I’m excited for it.
“I focused on career success and happiness in what I do in the day to day but now I am trying to strive on mental and physical wellness.”
What do you strive to become in the future?
I think the short answer is happy but the long answer, especially this year, putting my 25th birthday in perspective, I focused on career success and happiness in what I do in the day to day but now I am trying to strive on mental and physical wellness. Being able to build routines for the first time, wake up and work out and eat right and take care of myself. I’m going to start taking care of my body because my body is going to pay dividends in the future if I start taking care of it now.
Building routines and being disciplined is I think the biggest one because when you are younger you can make mistakes and no one is upset with you. You are in your twenties and that’s the time to make mistakes. So I’m still going to go for a lot of leaps but nowadays I want to take more accountability for my own actions because the only one who is going to be upset with it at the end of the day is me for not trying my best . I want to wake up early. I want to start shifting from being a night owl or binging Netflix to actually waking up and building a proper routine, eating healthy. Having one guilty pleasure a day, instead of multiple. But not forgetting to live my life, of course, but I can do it in a way that’s better for my body, my mental health.
My name is Pari. I’m an adventurer and for the first time I’m doing an adventure where I build the adventure here rather than seek it out.
“Not forgetting to live my life, of course, but I can do it in a way that’s better for my body, my mental health.”
-as told by Pari Cecchini-