Traveling- it comes in all forms, vacations, backpacking, long weekends, road trips, business trips to name but few. Sometimes I get a realisation, an epiphany and I feel the need to write about it. It's my therapy, it's something that helps me get closer to realising who I am. Yes some of us probably have 'found ourselves' but personally I feel I am constantly learning something new about myself.
Since I caught the very contagious 'travel bug' all those years ago, I knew that travelling would instantly be a part of my life and even when I thought for s minute I would 'settle' down, whatever that means, it didn't last long. The more I am on the road the more I learn something new about travelling. Today I sat back and listened to my favourite road trip tunes, rested my head back and gazed out the rainy window as we got cruised through Washington State. It was in this moment this present moment that we sometimes forget to acknowledge like we should, I realised, I concluded, that my heart felt full, full to the brim like I couldn't possibly be happier. Even if something changes from that moment to the next moment, I can still safely acknowledge that I felt this way and that I have the capacity to feel this happy.
It's the motion of travelling, it's the motion of 'living', of moving place to place and beginning a new adventure content with the fact that I am making new memories whether it's a long trip or a short trip. It's happening. The pure act of being in the present moment, looking out that window and feeling the familiar butterflies in my tummy at the thought of experience and adventure, and the pure beauty of nature. At this moment, my life is complete, my heart is as full as it can possibly be and I am at my true happiest self. This is why I love to travel so much, and it's not for everyone, but to discover this detail about my life's journey is fulfilling. My life is and always will be dedicated to 'living' and inspiring others to do the same. Travelling, near or far, in any shape or form is a means of personal growth, adventurous spirit, life experience and natural discovery. This is something I've learned today and I will be forever grateful to know that these feelings exist inside of me and that I am capable of feeling them any time I want.
Today I am grateful.