Confession: Maybe Travel Was Not The Answer
Having just returned from a stint in Europe for a few months, I’ve been having some pretty big realisations about the trip and where it’s left me, mentally. I have to confess, that parts of it were not what I had planned them to be, and I certainly didn’t think I would be coming home this soon. But now that I am back, a few things have hit home (pun intended) that I’ve needed to address, which have been really hard. And I’ve realised that travel was maybe not quite the answer for me as I so hoped it was going to be. The lessons I’ve learned from the whole experience have been a bit painful but necessary so I don’t regret it at all but travel has definitely taken on a new meaning for me. This brilliant piece by More To That sums this up amazingly well and drills home that the things that we often try to move away from (past issues, hurt, anxieties), through travel and exploring new places, are the very things that follow us all around the world - because our minds are always with us. It’s a good reminder that even though travel is an incredible thing to do, to feel grateful for what you have right at your fingertips every day, can be just as sweet.