Have you ever had someone enter your life and fill a void you didn’t know existed? And I don’t mean by physical presence, I mean with the words and lessons that come with them. While traveling and meeting new people, I’ve been swooped up and buckled into the back seat of my life. I’ve compliantly [...]
To me, I found my true self by meeting new and likeminded people. I felt like I was given the gift of being able to reintroduce myself to the world, wiping that slate clean, I could quite literally be whoever I wanted to be.
Walking through markets thousands of kilometres from home, discovering local cuisine, and listening to locals shout their wares, has become a small part of the now familiar way that each new culture has tickled all five of my senses over each border I cross. As I scrutinise the likes of each culture, the way they [...]
I find myself lazing in my mid-morning read, pondering on how much my spoken thoughts contrast those of what I voiced just a few years ago. It’s without a doubt that with my opportunity of a worldly view, I’ve learnt of many values; how to get by without knowing the local language, an understanding of [...]
Lesson Two – I know nothing Now let me tell you, I know where to grab the best espresso in Edinburgh, I’ll take you to the best tapas in Girona, and I’ll tell you of the best pasta in Trieste (food is life) – but to be frank, that is far from what defines the [...]
At the end of the day, it’s the perspective of right meets wrong that separates us. Though we don’t need to perceive life in the exact same way to be compatible, it’s just a matter of accepting that different isn’t wrong, it’s just different.
The concept of home for this twenty something has been in constant flux these last few years. When we leave home as teenagers, we’re reminded that ‘home is where the heart is,’ an attempt to hold on to what once was, not anticipating what was yet to come. As I’ve grown, that line has resonated [...]