It is so hard to figure out who we want to be and where we belong, and traveling has helped me so much figure out exactly what I want in life. Is it so weird that I feel more at home in another state, different lights, different time zones, and different air?
Currently, I live in Illinois, and it is as you would expect — bleh, but beauty is everywhere so I am not going to say we don’t have ANYTHING. We have Chicago, right? The past July, my boyfriend and I flew to the West Coast (my home– someday). It was his first time going to these states, but not mine. We started in Las Vegas, Nevada.. from there went to Los Angeles, California, and then headed to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Nevada has my heart and it always will.
I applied to a University there, but gave it up for the love of my life, and I will NEVER regret that choice, EVER. However, I am missing the heat and the palm trees every single day. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy, but I feel apart of me is missing. I traveled so hard, that I ended up finding my true self– just to have to leave it behind again to come home.
Before I left for this trip, I was in a really rough place in my life, and not saying traveling changed it but I found sight of who I was again and WHY I NEED to chase my dreams and never give up.
Illinois will not hold me down from my true self, and one day when I live in Nevada it will not hold me back from filling my life with adventure. I want my life to be so full of adventure I have endless stories to tell people about. I am NOT traveling to escape my life by any means, I travel to not let LIFE ESCAPE ME. There is so much to see and I want to see it all.
I buy pointless things everyday, but to travel I would spend millions. There is so much to see and to experience in this world — GO. To me, it is not about the money, it is about the courage to go, and find what you are missing. The world forces us to be and to see who we really are. I become my truest self, and for that I will continue to search and discover even deeper who I am.
I am wandering, but I am not lost, for I know I am going to find myself.