“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” -David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
This is so true in many levels. Travel has taught me lessons I would not have learned if I had been satisfied with the familiar and comfortable. The more I traveled to far flung places, the more I realized how tiny of a place I occupy in this world and how unsatisfying it had been for me. I’ve always felt like I could be part of something bigger, greater and I’ve been missing out because I was blinded with the wrong kind of success.
It’s a humbling epiphany really. Meeting myself on the road. A better version of myself for that matter. Once travel becomes your comfort zone, things will never be the same. It’s liberating!
Travel is constant learning. It never ends. The world is your classroom and you are allowed to make mistakes. There is no greater teacher than experience and there is no better way than experiencing things in a bigger scale. Every time I come back, I feel like I’ve changed and I’ve taken a piece of every city with me. The road to self- discovery is a special one and not everybody is lucky enough to explore that road.
What have you learned about yourself from traveling?