I feel like the luckiest girl on the earth– to have had the chance to travel around for 2 months, to have done some of the things I’ve always dreamed of doing, and to have met so many wonderfully kind and awesome people. I struggle to put into words, the depth of my gratitude. Every place I’ve been to has taught me something different, given me a different taste in my mouth. In Thailand, I got a taste of unimaginable freedom, trusting in complete strangers, and being alone all the way across the world for the very first time. In Cambodia, I experienced culture shock, witnessed injustice and poverty, and was moved by the compassion and dedication of others serving people in need. In Korea, I got a taste of the youthful and vibrant energy of a city, ate to my heart’s content, and made special memories with some special friends.
These 2 months have easily been the best 2 months of my life. It’s hard to mention all the ways this experience has changed me, but to put it simply, I’m happier and less uptight. I look at my problems differently now, and have a deepened sense of appreciation for what I have. I understand more about the world I live in. I’ve never smiled so genuinely in my photos, never had my heart flutter so much from the things I saw, never had so many life cliches reassume their meaning to me.
I feel like my life is complete. If I can feel like this being only 23, wow, how many more amazing things am I going to witness in my lifetime?
I’m never going to stop dreaming, because dreaming is what got me here. Dreaming showed me endless paths and endless possibilities. I made my dreams a reality because I fought for them, made them happen.
What about you?