↠ “When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen
/ Tuesday, 29 September 2015 @22:08 /
Day 03 - An adventure/challenge you had while traveling or living abroad
I think generally when travelling, the most challenging part is finding comfort in somewhere unfamiliar. There is nothing nicer than being amazed over seeing something for the very first time but I think to truly enjoy a place you need to feel comfortable. I don't know if this is applicable for many people but for the most part, I'm a homebody. I enjoy the ease of my own personal space. When it comes to travelling, sure there is that initial amazement, but once that wears off I find myself really uncomfortable. I also have a huge fear of getting lost and the anxiety I feel when I don't know where I am going hits me hard every. single. time. The thing that helps the most is to find things that remind me of home. My last overseas holiday was to the States and the thing I felt most comforting was hearing an Australian accent. There is something so reassuring about hearing a familiar sound. Whilst I was in Hawaii, I had a tour guide from New Zealand and even that made me happy. So that's my challenge. Finding the familiar in unfamiliar places.
/ Sunday, 27 September 2015 @21:30 /
Not caring isn't resenting everything around you, not caring is forgetting all the things that are not beneficial for yourself and your own personal growth. I just wish I knew that a long time ago.
/ Friday, 11 September 2015 @00:53 /
My high school experience is coming to an end and I've been really thinking about my friendships throughout high school. It's made me realise how much I love and adore my friends at the moment. They are people I am extremely proud to call my friends and it's strange to think that I won't be seeing them on a daily basis anymore.
With the good comes the bad and many of my close friendships haven't lasted. I'm not particularly bitter (lulz) but I can't help wonder what really happened. You come to realise that as much as you try, it's hard to rekindle a friendship when personalities that don't match. It's taken a lot out of me to refrain from being bitter but now that it's coming to the end, I just feel really sad about it. Should I have tried harder? Probably. But it's come to a point where I have built a small group of tight nit friendships that I can trust and I know will stay loyal. Why worry myself about what was or what could've been?
I'm feeling very nostalgic right now and kinda sad actually.
I guess I should end this here.
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