The magnets on Mum’s fridge tell a story - growing up I never thought I’d ever be able to afford to go abroad until I realised only I can change and control what I do and no one else can decide my future for me. We’re not given a good or bad life, we’re given a life. It’s up to us whether or not we want to make it a good one... so in my effort to become a real life Lara Croft I tried to pick up a fridge magnet along the way as I often forget just how far I’ve come, I'd forgotten half of the places on here until having a good look this morning before I left to go back ‘home’.
Today I’m catching four flights stopping in three countries, I know 10 year old me would be amazed.
Travelling solo is pure freedom, sometimes I'm on cloud 9... sometimes I'm lonely, miserable and feel like shit! Which is exactly how I feel today as I’m writing this.
I have travelled the world and I am so grateful for the wonderful life that I have created for myself but yearn for real connection, friends that stay around more than a few weeks and someone special to share it all with. These are the times when I feel extremely lonely.
But I am free. I do what my heart wants.
It takes courage and you need to get ready for the unexpected. You don’t know what the next day will bring and after some time you stop thinking about it. Sometimes it’s god to just flip a coin to decide where to go next.
You learn. A lot. About taking care of yourself, your finances and your luggage! About different nations, cultures, customs, ideas and people. You realise that there is good and bad everywhere. It's not all black and white, world is grey. It opens your mind, toughens you up and develop you as a human.
Live expecting nothing. . . But always be thankful for everything.
Thank you Mum for being gorgeously amazing x see you again soon x