Traveling started at a young age for me, and it was not something I had planned on. Imagine yourself at the age of seven, embarking on a journey to a country you have never heard of, a place you've never seen, a language you have never spoken. Yes, this was me, a clueless, afraid, but enticed soul..with a weeks notice I was jetting off to a new land, and I would forever be changed. I traveled across the world from Russia to the America, hopping from one side of the world to the other to a place that I now call home.
I've lived in the USA for the majority of my life,but I find inspiration from all over the world. You see, had I not been adopted...I am not sure I would have seen what this world is made of. I've had an incredible journey, I must add.
I have always been a pretty curious being. "WHY" and "WHY Not?" are a few of my my favorite words, and a few of my favorite ways of getting more out of life. I just blame it on on my Russian heritage. It's not all bad to be curious you see, these small wonders have allowed me to see other cultures, countries, and even speak different languages, the deep desire to learn more has given me a new perspective and I've really developed an affinity for the unknown.
It was a dangerous thing for me to be thrown into a foreign environment, but I have a lot to be thankful for. Ever since that moment, I have never wanted to sit still or be in one place. I'm glad I am addicted to something so enriching.
Traveling is a real high, yes, I've done it. It's amazing! I love the challenge of living in a foreign place, not knowing what to expect, but whatever it is you know it will be different, unique, unknown. Heck, you don't have to go far to discover something new!
Traveling opens your mind, expands your horizons, and it enhances your capacity to simply "be". To be understanding, to be loving, to be patient, to be YOU.
The French have this saying, "La joie de vivre"...joy of life. It's simple. Life is short, and I don't think anything has brought me more joy than the experiences I've made. I say made because it's a choice. It's your choice to go out, set out, and do.
Life is short, may as well make it worth worth the while!
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