Are you thinking about leaving everything behind for a while and starting a brand new chapter somewhere else on this beautiful planet? Ready to go out of your comfort zone and jump into a new adventure? Thinking about that one-way ticket to Asia or South America? Maybe you’re still not really sure about it, because it can be a scary thing to go out there and start living your dream. All these fear based thoughts go through your head and even the people around you don’t really understand why in the hell you would travel alone. But I will tell you this: travelling was the best gift I could give to myself. So everything I’m going to tell you comes from the heart.
Lessons travellers learn
I always said to myself that I want to travel so I can get out of my comfort zone and once I did I’ve learned a lot of new things about myself. It’s not always about learning, it also feels like I have to unlearn many things so I can become more the person that I am deep inside.
I think it’s because once you go out there in the world, you will instantly show the real you in every situation or to people. Things that bothered you back home are becoming irrelevant so you have more time to focus on your own journey, your own path. It’s not really about the destination, but it’s about the journey. It’s changing you as a person. That’s the thing I really love about travelling,
Divine order of synchronicities
I feel at ease knowing that where I am now is where I have to be, because I trust my journey and I walk in faith. A lot of magical things happen to me while I travel. Read my Friday the 13th on Phu Quoc island for example. I think it has to do with me living in the moment.
Living in the moment
I’m the type of girl who gets nervous about thinking about next week or next month. I would rather enjoy every moment of the day, so when something small and spontaneous happens I can get really excited about it.
The other day I took the scooter for a ride and ended up in a Chinese village in Thailand with an amazing viewpoint. I’m learning more and more to just go with the flow. The most magical things will happen to you when you are open for every possibility and situations. It’s ok to plan things in advance, but are you still willing to adapt your plans to different situations? I learned that I can really appreciate the magical moments where everything seems to happen in chronological order. It’s like the universe provides whatever is needed for me and I think it’s a sign that I am in a good place.
Find the others you can vibe with 😉
People back at home told me that I was brave that I made the decision to travel alone. I don’t really get that because you’re never really alone when you travel. Along my journey I have met with beautiful souls who I can connect with on a deeper level. Sometimes you just recognize vibes and it’s like you known each other for years. It makes me excited to find more soul mates.
If you are travelling for a extended period, its good to unwind sometimes and stay a bit longer at one place to relax. Back at home I had fomo (fear of missing out) and I still have to remind myself that it’s OK to do absolutely nothing. I’m learning to adjust my rhythm to the way my lifestyle is. And I don’t even have to feel guilty about it. If I want to lay in my hammock and play the ukulele all day that’s totally fine!
So go out there, explore, make new friends and leave pieces of your heart wherever you go. ‘We travel not to escape life, but life not to escape us.’