That “Eat Pray Love” movie (ahem, book) has people talking about how travel, as a means of self-discovery, is unnecessary, because all the answers we seek are right here.
I haven’t seen the film yet (or read the book), but I know from experience that modifying our frame of reference is essential. For some people, travel is the most efficient way of achieving that goal. If nothing else, it can be the most enjoyable!
I had a friend compliment me this week in a way I’ve never heard before. “Nothing bothers you.” Unflappable is the word that comes to mind. Lots of things bother me, but I like the idea that I SEEM unflappable. I want to explain that, but some self-discovery will be required before I can even understand it.
I admire what you’ve done. I wish I had done the same about 15 years ago. It would have been more efficient and enjoyable than the journey I took instead. But there’s no point in regret. I am just thrilled for you, and am myself enriched through your experiences.
Thank you so much for sharing them.
Now … I feel compelled to go post some stuff on craigslist. Hah.