Haven’tposed in a wee bit, I had written a really good blurb but when I went to postit my silly phone deleted all my writing so I was a little frustrated andstayed away. But I’m back. Wahoo. Here we go….
Eudaimonia:An ancient Greek word meaning the highest degree of human happiness.
Sincesetting abroad to explore the globe exactly a year ago I have begun to learnand discover my love and passion for travel and the desire to explore and beopen minded to what knowledge and adventures are out there to ingest and learnfrom. I am defiantly close to Eudaimonia as I feel the happiest I have everbeen in a long time. Travelling has taughtme to have an open mind and allow myself to free fall through life into the unknownand trust that it will all be ok and work out, trust that this adventure toowill be a virtuous story to tell later.
AsI wander the through the beautiful towns of this wanderlust country I find myselflooking up and taking in the lovely views and things around me. Always taking amoment to make a metal note and snap for my picture memory of these beautifulthings that are apart of my temporary home. I smile and continue to wonder on looking up ratherthan down, because that is how you should travel, with open eyes and open mind.You soon begin to find beauty in everything, the unknown and challenge the normality’s.Life is an adventure and we live in a universe wanting to be explored.
Thereis a flowing quantity of sweet hopeful souls who all express the same deeplonging desire to travel the world, but seem to be halted by the thought offinances. Money isn’t infinite and eventually will run out or get low. But ifyou desire something enough you can make it happen and find a way. When I lefton this new chapter of life for some crazy reason going broke never crossed mymind or held me back. I guess now looking back I was a little careless for notallowing more thought into my spending as I ignored my budget but I was free totravel and still am a year later after a few quick cash lessons. I know now toask myself how important and badly do these things matter that I want/ want todo. How important are they to me? How much do I value you them. I thrive andadventure and always want to explore and see something new so my craving foractivity is a lot larger than shopping for clothes for instance. It’s all aboutfinding balance and making things happen. Being stable on two feet and Making heartcentered decisions and spend on what you value. I guess some would call it adulting.
Inthe end we are all just wanderers who are thriving to discover the new, theforeign and the unnoticed. There is so much out in the world to discover andthere is no need to settle with your home town. I feel although I was so closeto completing my bachelor’s degree that leaving something like that behind thatmy heat didn’t aspire was something I needed to do. I appreciate what I didachieve while studying but feel that I can learn more whilst exploring and discovera career that I can do with passion. Ifind myself travelling now for no obvious reason other than to explore andfollow the urges of my heart to satisfy my soul.
Familyand close friends are the only reason I ever want to return home and the onlytime I ever think about home. But been aboard exploring new territories andmeeting new people has created a different family for me, a family of friendswho kindness and silly banter is my world for this chapter of life. Everyonehas a story to tell and adventure to share and when meeting new people is a joyto hear there experiences and open your mind to different perspectives and differentthings. You become open minded and care for these silly foreign monkeys thatyou call friends and soon learn and gain different views and attitudes thatenhance all your experiences and randomness and find meaning in everyday tasksof life. It’s a beautiful thing.
Iam beyond grateful to have these experiences, however now find myself notwanting settle down and always wanting to move. My mind is always dreaming of other placeseven after I have just arrived somewhere or spacing out about another world. Ravelis a lasting world of freedom where you can focus on your true purpose.
Sowander this earth, trot around the globe and be an experience seeker. Enjoyyour experience take it slow and be mindful and you will never look back.