Reflections on travel

27 Sep

Guten tag! I’m still hanging out with the BF in Germany, so I’ve asked my sister to guest post today. We both have a passion for travel, and she’ll share some thoughts on what her trips have meant to her. So, without further ado…

I would like to start by thanking my sister for allowing me post on her behalf while she takes a well-deserved hiatus from work. I’m not a blogger (though this entry might be inspiring me to change that), so when she invited me to write a guest post, I wasn’t really sure where to begin. She suggested a piece on one of my travels, so I started to reflect on the places I have visited or lived and what stood out most. I thought perhaps I could find one moment or one place that made a profound impact, and somehow changed my life. What I discovered is that everywhere I have been has touched me in its own special way.

{Grace in Ireland}

{Galway}

I truly believe my travels, whether great or small, have shaped who I have become. Each new adventure comes with its own set of challenges and life lessons, but more importantly, they have each left me with some wonderful memories and opened my eyes to new perspectives. That may seem like a generic statement, but it’s a true comfort to me as I prepare to embark on my next journey.

{Golden Gate Bridge at sunset}

I recently accepted a traveling position for the West Coast branch of my company (starting with a rotation in Eugene, OR), and as I have prepared for the move, the reality that I will be (greatly) distancing myself from my family, closest friends, and all that seems familiar has really started to sink in. So being able to recognize how much I have gained from my previous moves and travels has eased my anxiety about this one. It’s a big move, my biggest one yet in fact, but I now feel ready for the new challenges and experiences that lie ahead.

… and of course, knowing that I have amazing people, like MJ, supporting me doesn’t hurt either.

{sisters in Chicago}

Thanks for posting, Grace! We wish you so much success in your new adventure. Love you! xoxo

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2 Responses to “Reflections on travel”

  1. Where's Pablo 09/27/2012 at 11:45 am #

    It’s incredible the type of impact that traveling has on people. It makes me laugh when a friend finally makes the decision and jumps into a traveling adventure. They always come back and realize why I love to travel so much (and they stop thinking I’m crazy for it). haha Happy travels to the both of you!

    • The Wild Child 10/01/2012 at 11:21 am #

      You definitely aren’t crazy for it! Travel is the greatest gift. Well wishes for your future travels! Cheers!

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