While this blog began as a way for my to document my European travels and my photography, I have decided that it should be about so much more than that because (although it sounds lame) I am about so much more than that. While I often have trouble understanding what it is that I want in life, there is one thing I know for certain - Nothing makes me feel more alive than spontaneous travel; going to somewhere I have never been before and exploring, finding beautiful places and taking beautiful photos. While I like to take spontaneous adventures and travel to new places, I also like to incorporate spontaneity into every aspect of my life. But...
Homesickness is a strong sensation that I really didn't think would affect me this much but it is slowly creeping more and more into my life everyday - it makes you feel a sense of pain in places of your heart you didn't know functioned. I must say now that this is not because I am not having a good time - I am having a great time and my family have been amazing to me. I appreciate the oppurtunities I get everyday and I often sit and think about how lucky and priveledged that I am. Not many people get these oppurtunities. First, to have foreign family but secondly to be able to go and live with them in a new and exciting country.
Foreign. I think that is the main reason for this homesickness that I am feeling. I am so far out of my usual comfort zone that I feel out in the open but obviously that is not a bad thing. Where I was, sitting in my comfort zone, I wasn't really going anywhere. Everyday of my life appeared to be the same except ofcourse for the times when I made an effort to do something exciting.
Page 12 of 365. When you begin to think of each day as a page in the book of your life you begin to realise more and more each day just how strong your possibilities are in life. You are literally under no obligation to be the same person you were yesterday let alone the person you were 5 minutes ago. It is quite easy for you life to feel like a rut, it is even easier to do nothing about but something that is difficult is doing something to change it - but nothing ever worth having is given to you easily in life, you need to work for the parts of your life you want to change and to feel and experience things you have never experienced before, you need to do things you haven't done before in order to get there. It is important to understand how to be happy with your life how it is but to never be completely satisfied, never stop reaching for your dreams (this is also a note to self for the days when I am not feeling so positive and optimistic about life and feeling like I am in a bit of a rut. Aside from this,
Today is the 30th of December so that means that tomorrow is the last day of 2015 - what an adventure this year has been! At the start of this year I would never imagined where I would be today; that is the beauty of life, it never goes how you imagined that it would. It is important to set goals and have plans for the year but it is also equally important to be content if things don't turn out how you originally planned.