by Yok Sae-ung of GadaboutsCorner.com
Whenever I’m asked for reasons why I travel and why I often travel alone, I don’t really know. I never really considered why I go on trips. This is the very first time I’ve stopped to pay attention to what causes my journeys.
After days of going through my photos and videos, replaying different scenarios in my head and planning for my next trip, I feel something. I enjoy feeling lost and free at the same time. I thought these were just feelings and good vibes but in fact, these feeling are enough for me to wander.
I was thinking about how I started travelling when I was younger. I guessed I liked taking pictures and I liked bragging to my friends about things I saw and all the fun I had, or maybe because I was bored of staying home. The truth is though – I like being around good energy and my two favourite types are the waves of the ocean and the heat of the sun.
It’s true that I like taking pictures but I don’t think I travel because I’m sick of home nor because I’m bored of my town. It’s not like I’m running away. It’s more like I’m searching for something. When I was younger I was probably travelling to look for what I want to do. Now that I know better what I want to do, what I want to believe and who I want to be as a person, I haven’t stop travelling. I also travel because coming home always feels so good. It’s always nice coming back home after time away.
I believe that I travel to belong, to connect with people and make them my friends. This way, I don’t completely travel alone. I believe many of us have few good friends we met while travelling. They only know parts of you but when you think of the place you’ve met them, you think of them and that part of you too.
The most important thing when travelling is me. I travel to find and reveal myself through different faces and settings. I feel a bit different each time I come back from a trip away. I keep on counting and collecting miles because I want to know myself more and because I’m not done revealing the person that I could be.
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