To Travel is to Learn…

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Travel the world he said… Travel it… Go for it… Move out of your comfort zone and don’t be afraid to try something new…

Over the last few weeks I’ve gone from hectic, crazy busy… To traveling through Europe… Seeing two of the countries I wanted to see the most in life…

And you know what?… It’s been completely satisfying… Because I’ve come to realize… Traveling fills a space in my heart I didn’t even know existed…

Sure I’ve traveled throughout the US… But not until this trip… Not until this present moment did I truly realize how valuable traveling is to me…

And I feel as though it… The experience of being in Austria, Switzerland and Paris… The opportunity to be surrounded by people that don’t speak the same language as me… To see things that aren’t anything close to what I know… Well I feel as though these things will in fact mold me into a different version of myself…

Is it my true self?… Well… That’s the question… And on;y time will tell… Only my choices following this will show me who I am becoming…

Before leaving I began a new journal… Because I wanted to keep my thoughts in a different way…

For years I’ve been journaling my thoughts…. My questions… My truest concerns for life and my life and the world… Well they’ve been inside of my computer… But it’s become a little stale and boring…

So I’ve taken it back to paper and pen… And in the process… Well I’m striving to discover the woman I want to become… Who do I want to transition into?…

And the new journal came at an appropriate time… Because of the opportunity I’ve had to travel…

So… In this moment… Well I’ve learned… I’ve learned so very much…

To continue to stay open… Open to new things… To remain honest with myself… Even when I don’t always want to be honest…

The honesty clause as given me so much… I feel as though being honest allows the universe to give us more of what we want in a way… Because when we are honest… Well we don’t find ourselves trapped in things that don’t bring happiness…

Instead… We find ourselves surrounded with things that bring us joy and peace… Living a life that is pure and free from the frustrations of lying to self…

I’ve also learned that it’s ok that I’m not 100% confident in me… In my lifestyle choices… In the process it’s taking to just be me… And that I need to remain confident in what’s brought me this far… Whether it’s a success or a failure… Something brought me to this moment and I need to be confident in that fact…

And sometimes that’s hard… Pride still eats at me… It tells me that I should take credit for things that I know deep down don’t need validation….

And of course I’ve learned to truly accept the things that cause my heart to feel at home…

The feelings I had in Paris where amazing… And they rang so true to my heart… And maybe it’s because so much of my heritage is from there… My blood is very French…

But then I believe it goes beyond that… Because I feel in love with almost everything I saw… I was captivated and just wanted to soak it all in… But then I felt so submerged…

And I say all of this because I feel like I can boldly say that I am closer to the woman I want to be… Just by accepting and embracing a few simple truths about me…

And at the end of the day… Well it’s good… And it’s inspiring… And it motivates me to just keep living in aims of something far greater than I can even comprehend…

Because I see God… And I see his love for spoiling me… It’s clear… His love for taking care of me always… For always making sure that life is good… That it’s full…

And as long as I keep living… As long as I continue to be… To discover… To explore… Well I believe I will truly gain so much in life….

And… I guess… More than anything… Right now… I’ve learned.. To travel is to learn…

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