In this time, travel and blogging have taught me many valuable lessons.
The first would probably be to do what you love. That is the reason I embarked on this journey. That is what keeps me going. If what you love does not hurt or offend anybody, you must pursue it. Even if you are not a master of the craft, simply doing what you love will make you happy.
I am not the best writer or photographer in the world. Nor do I claim to be an expert on every dish in every country. I do not know everything about every country (no one does). But the point is, I love what I’m doing and that fulfills me.
It’s a learning process, and learning what you love is a joy in itself. Ah, learning.. we never stop, do we? And the more passion we feel towards something, the more motivated we will be.
As cliché as it may sound, it’s not too late to start doing what you love, to pursue what keeps lurking at the back of your mind. The best time is now.
It’s not selfish. Everyone deserves to fill their lives with moments of bliss. If you are happier, you will be a kinder and better person, and this more enhanced version of yourself is more likely to treat those around you even better.
Travel has lit the fire of learning in me and has inspired me. I want to know more about a place, the culture, the people, the history, the architecture, the lifestyle and the food. I am grateful, for nature and for incredible landscapes.I’ve learned that travel is subjective. There is no right or wrong way. Each person has a different definition of enjoyment, their unique style, and their own way of appreciating or learning about a place. As long as you’re not offending anyone, disrespecting the culture or breaking any laws, there are no rules!
Do what feels right. It’s your path, your journey – you are in charge. Lists of things to see or do are merely there to help guide you, not dictate how you should travel.
The same goes with life – you will always hear about how you should be living it, but at the end of the day, trust your gut and do what’s right for you and what gives you peace.
If someone wishes to travel a certain way, who are we to judge? A person who likes to visit lesser known places is just as right as someone who wants to visit major tourist destinations. It’s all a matter of preference. Travel teaches us to be more open and accepting of differences, so critiquing the way another travels is just ironic.
However you travel, you are bound to learn something about the place and yourself in some way.
And this applies to blogging to an extent too. Your blog is your voice. Do what feels true to you. Write as you talk. Being yourself is the only way to be different, because there is only one YOU.
Travel has also made me more appreciative – of my life, of little things around me, and of my own home and country.It has taught me to slow down to appreciate every sunset, to live in the moment and cherish every minute, and to savor every bite of food.
I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you. Thank you for visiting my site, my world, thank you for reading what I write, for each like, each retweet, each comment – they don’t go unnoticed. Thank you for the support and encouragement. To YOU, who’s reading this right now, thank you!What are your thoughts on travel and blogging? I would love to hear from my readers. Tell me a bit about who you are and what your passions are!