What The People With Wanderlust Are Like

Leah Lovell Green
Leah Lovell Green

How do you know you’re a nomadic soul and a free spirit enclosed in an inert body? You are constantly thinking of leaving when you haven’t even arrived.

When your desire of being anywhere else is so strong, that even the thought of planning a trip is enough to keep you awake at night. It is something that lives within your soul, which opens your eyes to a whole new world of unimaginable places and experiences waiting to be lived.

Once you start your journey as a traveler, there is no going back. The moment you decide to leave your safety and monotony behind, to risk it all and go on your first adventure, is when your never ending pilgrimage begins. You have no idea what you’re getting into, but even the thought of uncertainty gives you a sense of euphoria you can’t quite explain.

You are not sure what led you to this moment, but your decision to go away is as certain as the one-way flight you just bought. It’s done. This is really happening. 
As your body moves from one place to another, you can feel as if you were everywhere at once. You have a sensation of oneness, as if the present is magically combining the road you left behind and the trail to be discovered. You have a sensory overload which bewilders you and overwhelms you, yet you feel enlightened and reassured.

It somehow feels like you are at the right place, at the right time. As if your entire life has led you to this precise moment. And for a fraction of a second, you feel like you belong. It feels like home.

And even when your travel has come to an end, deep inside, the journey goes on. You feel as if you are not complete. You are home, yet it doesn’t feel like home. You came back to reality, yet it all seems like a dream. You feel like there’s something missing. You have a sensation of emptiness inside, and don’t know what it is or how to deal with it.

How do you know you’re a nomadic soul and a free spirit? Because you come to the realization that the hollowness you feel inside, is nothing more than the missing pieces of your consciousness scattered around the places you’ve been. Because even though your body is in the here and now, your soul is still out there, wandering among the exotic beaches, desolated alleys and energizing villages you once thought unfamiliar, but that you will forever take with you.

Because even when you are back to your everyday life, a simple event such as reading a post by a fellow traveler or watching a picture of a distant land can move your soul, pushing your senses to a whole different dimension and exciting every living cell of your body. And even if for a second, you close your eyes, and once again, you and your wandering soul become one. You finally belong. You are home. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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