It doesn’t matter what stage of life you are at, whether you are a new grad or a confused millennial or a mid career changer, you can always pause and take some time to figure things out.
You don’t have to travel to live this fulfilled, inspired life. But you have to leave what you’ve always known. Because that’s the only way you grow.
The real brave thing is to be soft. To let yourself be affected by the the small things often under appreciated or never looked for at all.
The self within us that we have always been, that has been waiting, waiting and sleeping inside of us all along. This is worth celebrating.
In a real fairytale, the young man realizes that he kind of found his princess a bit too soon – I mean, there are still lots of kingdoms he wanted to check out on his own, before actually going back and settling down.
When you are living from a place centered on self-awareness it is easy to have no regrets. Sure, there are memories from freshman year that I no longer would do or say or enjoy, but part of being self-aware is also recognizing that you are not a stagnant being.
Traveling puts you in tough situations and you realize that the world does not revolve around you. You also realize that the world is so much bigger than your perspective on things.
I owe it to myself to try and find her again, be her, and give her back to everyone else.
There’s nothing to be afraid of if you do everything with the purpose of getting closer to yourself.
My diction has become rusty, my words no longer sophisticated and grandiose. The feeble words I have left are simplistic and raw, no longer pretentious or guarded.