Well we’ve passed the two month mark here at Hostels and Hot Rollers. Sometimes it feels like it’s gone by so fast, while other times I feel like I’ve been gone for years.
Although it is a long way off, thinking about coming home, and entering back into my lifestyle is becoming increasingly unclear.
Becoming immersed in a lifestyle so far outside what I have known, is causing a change in my perspective. My perspective on my life, future, and belief system.
Over the past year I have become increasingly aware of the need to create changes in my life. This trip became the fork in the road. The crossroads that would allow me to re-evaluate everything. As I got on the plane, I knew I was entering into both a physical, and emotional adventure.
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t spend my days mediating under palm trees, but I have a lot of time, and I have a lot of inspiration around me. It has created the space, and mental clarity to reflect. It’s both a beautiful, and terrifying experience.
I have some big ideas. Big ideas about who I am, what I want, and what I believe. Big ideas that I didn’t even know I had. Big ideas that I don’t know what to do with.
As our adventure moves forward, my personal adventure moves forward as well. I have no idea where either of them will take me.
Slowly, this prospect is becoming less scary, and more exciting.
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What a wonderfully honest and raw post. It’s so easy to write about what we know and what we have experiences versus what we are uncertain about and the unknown of our future. I’ve loved following your adventures so far, so eloquently written, insightful and inspiring. This post touched my heart! It’s your life to live the way you want and in the long run, it doesn’t matter what it looks like to anyone else on the outside! Follow your dreams ! xox
Thanks Ann, I’m so glad you are reading it. It’s funny how the posts that you don’t plan out, and just write what’s on your mind, become the most powerful! Miss you!
Yes. The experience here does change you. I speak from experience after spending 9 mths in SA that life back home will never satisfy you again. They have it right here in so many ways. Enjoy your time here while you have it.
It’s so true. I’m already thinking about how I will translate my life here into my life back home. It will be tough. Thanks for stopping by!
I’m at a totally different stage of life (retirement) but I know what you mean. An experience like this really changes your thinking and your priorities. If I had done this when I was younger I wonder how it would have changed my life direction. Now that I am here though, I have no desire to live in the US again. There is so much more of the world to see and experience.
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