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What Travel Means to Me
Monday, June 05, 2017 @ 08:25 PM
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Travel is one of the most important things that a person must indulge in. Personally, I am all for filling the pages of my favorite book – the passport. Travel does not merely consume me, but it also feeds me in varied ways. If you have been following this blog for a while, you may have realized that most of the themes and posts revolve around travel. So I decided to dedicate a post to just that – travel. Here’s what the concept of seeing new places and experiencing new things means to me.

  • Adds Layers: Travel adds a rich layer of experience to a person’s being. This does not merely mean that you suddenly come into a vast body of knowledge, but it also changes the way you function and think. Starting from how I dress to how I eat, travel has had a major bearing on how I assimilate things and run my life.
  • Adaptability: This feature pretty much takes off where the previous one finishes. When you travel, you begin to adapt in a natural way. Not only do you learn to become comfortable with all things new, but you also learn how to explore and function outside your comfort zone more often. This works like a cycle where you fuel your adaptability even further.
  • Personality: When you travel, you truly come alive. Imagine walking into a party and greeting people, mingling and generally being your best version of yourself. Now put that trait out into the world on a constant basis where you come up with the best possible version when you are in a new place with new people. The result is that you become more comfortable with yourself even as you make a habit of being relaxed and at your best at all times.
  • You Learn to Be: This is by far one of the most important things that I have found. The more I travel, the more I learn to be. This works as a parallel trait with the above point. Your pretenses drop and you learn to be in the moment which automatically takes you to a place where you can be the best version of who you truly are.
  • Learning: At the end of the day, travel is one of the biggest ways to learn about life and life skills. I have found that with each trip, my daughter comes home wiser and a little ahead of the rest of her class (bragging rights, yes!)

So take time out to see a new place at least once a year, and watch as your sense of self flourishes and you get that extra zing in everything you do.

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