I have been travelling since I was a little naive but brave girl from Berlin. So far I have seen about 30 countries and probably told myself 30 times ‘I think I want to stay here’. What is it that makes me want to stay at random places over and over again?
Is it my un-satisfiable desire of seeing the world and hunger of inhaling culture after culture? Or is it the simple fact of feeling comfortable all over the world but not where I grew up?
I don’t know but travelling on your own and spending hours and hours on busses, boats and cars do make you think a lot while looking into the horizon. I figured I would never find the right place to live. What is the right place anyway? Is it where you can easily earn a fortune? Is it the place where your feet are never imprisoned in shoes? Or is it simply the place where you meet the most amazing people in the world?
I must admit I am going a little crazy here since I just do no know where I want to live. I keep having this sad feeling when I leave places. Every time I jump on a bus it is another minute of sadness in which I tell myself, ‘oh man, this might have been the place’ or ‘I will definitely come back’. And then, you find yourself on the bus heading towards the new destination and the exact same thing happens. It kind of scares me but I enjoy it at the same time. It might just show how easy it is for me to feel good at a place. However, how am I going to find the place to be if I rush from place to place within days?
Should we maybe become more adventurous and simply stay when we feel like it? People (the ones who have not yet discovered the pleasure of travelling) might think that we, the travellers, are simply running away from organised life at home. Also, we might simply feel comfortable abroad because we are not bound to rules and regulations from home. But, and this is a big but, are we obliged to lead a life of pure organisation following the system? Isn’t this just something, which is in our heads?
I believe you will feel when it is right to just stay and everyone should just do this step and go for it. In the end, with a good bye comes a new hello. Right?