I have always traveled a lot and developed a love for it. As a traveler, there are a few things that you learn.
A lot of people have this idea that living in a foreign country is exotic and exciting. And it is. But not every day is Instagram-worthy.
On Central Avenue, I picked up a hitchhiker, a raven-haired girl coming from the public library there. She was very pretty, and her perfume made my car smell very good, if only for a little while.
Though the beauty of meeting people in hostels is in the inherently diverse selection of humankind they attract, there are certain people you will inevitably come across in one hostel or another.
As someone who’s gotten a job in a new country or moved recently, you might go through life living away from family or friends for months or even years. It’s in times like these, that you either find yourself establishing support systems in the new place or succumbing to feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Growing up is hard to do, but we have to face it, it will have to happen someday. We must leave the nest and take more responsibility. And, moving that far away will allow plenty of freedom.
Whether you just moved away to go to graduate school or accepted a new job, here’s what living far away from home can feel like.
It’s ok to feel lonely sometimes. That doesn’t mean it’s ok to give yourself a pity party of a pint of Ben and Jerry’s, and a whole season of That 70’s Show every night.
Most of your life epiphanies will happen on the bus… or train.
Yes, you read that one right, I did in fact save thousands of dollars while living in two of the most expensive European cities as well as an excellent Philadelphia suburb and… got paid to do so!