Here are 7 ways travel has changed me:
I never thought about electricity, hot showers or stocked grocery store shelves until I left home. Things I once took for granted, have now become the highlight of my day.
Derek recently told me, I no longer dictate my days, this country does. When the internet goes out, the room goes dark or the trip is cancelled, you learn that there’s always tomorrow.
When there’s not a Target to pick up everything you want and need, you find ways to mend those shorts and make a familiar meal with local ingredients. Learning to use what you have is half the fun of traveling.
Travel is for the heart, what yoga is for the body. Traveling in a bus filled to five times its capacity, eating foods you can’t identify, and figuring out how to communicate will encourage you to stretch in new ways.
It’s much easier to stereotype, fear and hate from afar. Travel introduces you to those thought you knew everything about, but after one meal it turns out you them had all wrong.
The more I travel the more dependent I become on others. Being out of our element reminds us we need help and while we are leaning on others, they are leaning back on us.
7. Self Discovery
I’ve heard to the extend you travel outwardly, you travel inwardly. Travel pushes me like nothing else can. It forces us to look at ourselves, who we are, what we want and what’s really important in life.
My greatest treasures are the memories I have created across four continents and 18 countries.
Hungry for More, Monique Alvarez *Have you downloaded my free ebook, The Hungry Soul’s Manifesto? It’s all about remembering what’s important in life – creating purpose and passion, instead of just passing the time amassing stuff. p.s. If there are typos, spelling or grammar mistakes in this post don’t worry about. Those are the kinds of things I’ve worried about for FAR too long. It’s time to just get it out and who cares if it’s not perfect, it’s from the heart!