Day 3. #writtingchallenge | The Little Things 🍄🌱
There are so many life lessons to be learned from travelling that I could write here forever. Today I decided to choose one subject that made big impact on how I appreciate life now: the little things.
I believe that travel around the world is the best education you can get in life. After being a while on the road and far away from your life “9 to 5” job and comfort zone, you learn to reevaluate what is good for you, what is your priority and you learn to be a watcher! 👀
Let me explain you: life consists of very small things we do every day, right?
When we are living the same thing every day, around the same people, we are more inclined to be blind to see the little things that are happening around us. These little things were always there but If you never take yourself for a travel experience you may just see the same things as ‘normal daily things’ because of the scenario you live.
When you are traveling you see people in all sorts of circumstances. You connect with people very different than you; with other beliefs than yours; you see poverty or/and luxury and abundance; you absorb histories; you challenge yourself learning a new things or you put yourself in challenge when you have to adapt to something you are not used to. You taste, you hear, you teach, you smell what the world is!
When you are back home (If you go back 😏) you are not the same person anymore. Your mind is expanded now with all you had lived and you learn to see the little things in your life from the outside and be more aware of what is going on around you. It’s a way of view that you probably never would have If you had not gotten away from it all.
Saying hi to a stranger and start a conversation in the middle of the street is actually a very cool thing to do; think twice until you waste your food because you lived the experience of staying in a village seeing people trashed the rubbish to have something to eat; don’t judge what people wearing or even don’t care what people think about what you wear because you have seen people all around the world on their own styles and differences (and you love it); you never gonna be the same watching a civil war in México City on the Tv when you remind yourself that actually you have been there, you spoke with that people, you walked on that streets. There are millions of examples of how you change your way of view after a gap year.
You will be another version of you. More sensitive. More aware. More compassionate.
You will learn to practise gratitude for those everyday things that are happening around you and you never gave attention.
You become in love with these little things now.
You are awakening.