The biggest lesson that traveling has taught me is that your life is in your hands.
“I wrote our first page when I gained the courage to ask him if we were a “thing” over Facebook Messenger months after I had left. For those thirty minutes without a response, it was a cliffhanger even with an ocean in between us.”
The need to explore could be a lot more than just a quarter-life crisis. It could literally be part of who you are.
Some of these are really embarrassing.
You don’t need much to be happy. You really don’t. The more possessions you have the more stress you have in your life and the more greedy you become. When you don’t have much you don’t want much because what you have is enough.
We’ve reached a level of emotional intimacy that most couples don’t reach for a long while.
So often it seems we are worried about how immigration might erode our communities. This experience left me imagining what a greater, international community has the potential to be like.
Coming from the Philippines, I have what the world considers a “3rd world” passport. Every time I pass through immigration, I spend that extra five to ten minutes having to explain how I can afford to travel and how I managed to get my visa.
The thing with traveling is that you will meet multiple soulmates. You will find multiple people you connect with and fall for, and even though you will leave again you will always remember how important they were to you at that point in your life.
Whenever I go to a new place, my feet take on a mind of their own and I find myself comfortable in the uncomfortable journey of walking until I’m lost.