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It’s hard to believe that I have been home from Europe for almost a week now. It’s even harder to believe I spent the past two months living in Europe. Words can’t described how blessed I feel for the experiences and adventures I had while in Europe. I recently came across the quote “Traveling is only thing you buy that makes you richer.” I think there’s a lot to be said about that quote. Traveling opened my eyes to the big beautiful world we live in. There is so much more to see and experience compared to what we are used to seeing and experiencing every day. Personally, I think it’s easy to get stuck in a routine that we repeat day after day, month after month, even year after year; and at some point we start believing this is our life. But stepping outside of the routine showed me that life and the world in general are so much more than familiarity and what I was comfortable with. Traveling allowed me to take risks, be scared, be excited, and change in some of the best ways. I think traveling for the past two months was the best gift I could have given myself. I now know what I am capable of and what I am capable of accomplishing alone. Once you prove that to yourself, other things that once seemed scary suddenly don’t. Was it always easy traveling alone? Of course not. But the experiences I had were well worth some of the challenges I faced.
It’s strange being home. Even though I was only away for two months, that’s a long enough time for me to feel adjusted to a whole other world. Now being home feels slightly foreign. But with time the strange feelings I’m now experiencing will fade. The memories and lessons I learned in the last two months will stay with me for much longer and continue to shape the way I view my life. I’m already looking forward to my next adventure!