I had a great life before I started to be on the move every few months and I had always wanted to study abroad! Unfortunately, I got so caught up in my busy life that it never seemed to be the “right moment” and was steered away from my wish to study abroad. Then the unexplainable happened. Someone I really loved passed away because of his own decision and my whole world came crashing down. I do not even remember the following two years. I stayed at home in front of the computer watching series after series and reading books. It was easier to live my life through their characters and soon I began to forget how empty and hurt I was inside.
At some point I realized I needed a change and I applied to a UK University! It was the best decision I ever made. My year abroad opened my mind and UK was the bridge to rest of my world!! My pain is still there and it always will be, but I learned to handle it while traveling - instead of suppressing it. Travel requires all of your energy - socializing with strangers, respecting other cultures, speaking other languages, scheduling your routes, and understanding how different ways of life are in every country. Travel is a challenge itself and by being challenged every single day – it makes your life very interesting and full of excitement and new feelings!
I did not have a great life before, but because of travel I have learned to grow in ways I didn’t know were possible. I cannot imagine what a life is without the knowledge and the experiences that traveling the world gives you. I am now a different person - I am @misstravel_theworld. I do not regret my life before, because of it I am able to enjoy every single little thing and embrace the happiness that life provides if you let it.
That is why I encourage those who are having a tough time to stand by themselves and enjoy what this amazing world can give us - the opportunity to belong elsewhere. Do not waste your life wondering why things happen, life is too short to wonder – start traveling and experience the world!