For as long as I can remember, travel has been there. It’s been that soothing element. It’s my medicine; the sweet tarts in a game of house.
The adventure of moving halfway across the world to the big beautiful bustling yet sometimes– and by sometimes I mean almost always– gloomy and gray city of London started in February after a month of heartache “recovery” travel backpacking through Thailand for New Years. That sentence was a mouthful right? Barely had time for a breath?? True. To. Life. But in that sentence lies the catalysts of my whirlwind year. Heart break and a continental shift. Plus all the other things real life throws, like career changes and weight gain -_-… lemme get an Amen if you can relate. *A crowd of women break out in roar, AMEN*…. I KNOW I’M NOT ALONE!
PSA: This search for equal parts growth and grace can be rough.
Travel. Grow. Love.
During this year of travel I must have met some of the most beautiful, wild, ambitious, generous, and loving people along the way. Really and truly, that is one of the incredible things that travel is for. It’s an avenue to the most inviting and life changing experiences, energies, and souls. You just gotta pack a back pack and go out into the world, with your bold and audacious, aka bodacious curls (or high top fade for the man dem) and walk in tune with that Herculean heart of yours.
And honestly, as much as I am in awe of all the magnificent places and spaces I have found myself in on my adventures, the real gift of travel is watching my perspective grow. One of my SEVERAL life mottos goes “Perspective Is Key”. I live by it. Often in stressful times I remind myself of this concept to empower myself to see the situation differently because the only truth I can know for sure, is that which I believe and see to be true. I also like to think of myself as a bit of a blank canvas and every step I take around this beautiful Earth, is a stroke of the brush. I am a work of art to be painted and carved and loved passionately by this world. And vise versa.
Femme In Bloom