I returned this weekend from a second week away from home. It was the second trip of two: the first for business (San Fransisco) and the second for pleasure (Honduras).
Travel is a mess of contradictions. It is a joy; it is a pain. You are thrilled to arrive and happy to get home again. Time away changes you, and while you long to return to the familiar, you come home slightly altered.
I am still processing these experiences. (I am processing my photos as well.) Particularly those from my trip outside the country to have adventures in Central America with my sweetheart. I will blog soon about the highlights and my musings.
For the moment, I offer you a vague and slightly trite list of thoughts on the matter of “the journey.”
- Experiences matter more than things. A thousand-dollar vacation will enrich you more than the thousand dollars could.
- Newness is rejuvenating. The brain craves novelty; accommodate it.
- The wonder of discovery is one of the most powerful drives we possess. Let it lead you to unexpected places.
More to come.