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Why do we leave?
You have to sleep late night packing your things and wake up before sunrise and start travelling. We don’t hate that – but, we struggle on making choices; from clothes to wear to reducing items to bring just enough to zip your bag. But why do we leave?
We subject ourselves to many discomfort and chances of failing – yet, we still find ourselves buying tickets and looking up online for places and reviews.
We mark our calendars and squeeze our 5-day work to 2 or 3 and cut leisure hours thinking what lies ahead may (yes, May for Maybe) compensate the hassle and effort we put through.
We spend dead hours at airport waiting for our flights or at ports reminding our friends they’re hours late – and arrive at our destinations with jetlag and empty stomach.
Stomach – we risk our diet and tummies eating foods and get caught in the middle of the road with the feeling of “no, not now – I miss my bathroom”. With these and many more like weather issues, finances, facing not so welcoming receptionists and hosts and getting the feeling of regret for going with the wrong people.
But why do we leave? Really?
Leaving home is travelling. We leave not because we wanted to keep up with the trend. We leave because we wanted to indulge to adventure and adventure is always exciting – breaking our curiosity and confusion for the many why’s we get to collect everyday as we bore ourselves with stress and exhaustion.
We leave because we wanted to enjoy and as we enjoy we regain the passion of fighting and pushing for greatness – regardless if going home means facing the worst, again.
We leave because we wanted to grab the chance of learning, ourselves and our environment. To go back to reality or to drag ourselves to our fantasies – either way, we put ourselves to situations where we get to see different but relevant perspectives.
We leave because we wanted to experience a diverse culture summing it up to what normally works for us and bring an array of new practices to challenge our bad habits.
We leave because we wanted to find our missing pieces – which are usually just “time for ourselves”.