What Getting Away Taught me


A lesson about finding yourself by getting lost

I reluctantly left the city, to visit a “familiar” place. I was foreign, as many could tell, but that never made me feel uncomfortable. Despite not being in my “comfort zone,” I still felt at ease. I liked being “unknown.” I felt like I had gone incognito.

I got away from my friends to be with strangers. I got away from daily routine to living my days without a schedule. I got away from worrying about everyone and had all the time in the world to focus…

On myself. My goals. My game plan. I finally had clarity. I finally had space. I finally had…

Freedom. To move. To breathe. To grow. I had zero idea what I would be doing. I had no clue where I would go. But, I was ready…

To explore. To learn. To interact. To exercise my passion and work towards my dreams.

Getting away was good. Getting away was needed. Getting away helped me figure out what I wanted in life.

I wanted things that people easily dismiss because they cannot seem to “afford” it, or simply because of “inconvenience.”

Healthy, non-toxic relationships. An active lifestyle. Meaningful interactions. Spiritual connectedness. I realized that people look at time as a currency, rather than as a commodity.

While time is more valuable than any material possession, at the end of the day, if you still want to “spend” time, make sure that you do so wisely; giving other people your time, shows that you are investing in them and are proactively nurturing your relationship.

So yes, go get lost. Go get away. Go spend time on yourself and for yourself! Find out what you want to do with your life… where you want to be… how you will influence future generations…

You will thank yourself later.