"One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again."🌿
Not gonna lie, I'm often still scared of stepping into the unknown, of not knowing what's to come next but let me tell you something:
Once you start making the first step, the rest becomes easier and easier.
You get used to the feeling of uncertainty and you learn to just go with the flow and figure it all out on the go.👣
All my life I've been a person who wanted to plan everything, to make sure nothing can go wrong and to know what the next day will look like. Now I sometimes don't even know where I'm gonna sleep the night.
Travelling teached me to surrender and just let life happen instead of trying to control everything.
So far my journey has led me to places I never thought I'd see, I've done things I never thought I'd do and I've been gifted with meeting the most precious people.❤
Today I can't believe that before I worried about simple things like getting a sim card abroad, about finding my way around with public transport or finding an accommodation. Those are things I don't worry about anymore at all.
Some days I realize how much travelling made me grow. I went from being frightened and security loving to being more courageous, spontaneous and adventurous.
I'm so grateful I took this chance to leave my comfort zone, to choose growth over letting fear hold me back.
I can only encourage anyone to do the same. You don't have to travel the world, you can start with finding a new hobby, learning a new skill, changing your routines, going out alone and meeting new people. This life is too short to spend it in your comfort zone.
Your life is your story.