Thoughts from a traveler soul on the road. Maybe you’ll share some of this from your own experience.
I have been traveling for this last month into several experiences. All of them very different from each other and yet all about traveling, learning, growing up. This is definitely the life I choose and love. A life that makes me grow and change constantly, that makes me see beyond everything I knew before, all the time. A life that just makes me a better person, a better soul. And as selfish as it might sound, it’s definitely the total opposite of that.
I am out here not being selfish, instead, I am trying to be better, to be best everyday. For everyone I know and surrounds me. You all who know me can tell. I know. You know. And if you don’t yet, then I probably don’t care.
I’ve been able to attend bloggers conferences for the first time: TBU in Porto, Portugal and TBEX in Girona, Spain, both with my husband. I was excessively impressed and happy about meeting all the people I met there. I couldn’t stop thinking “how not to love this in my life!”.
This last month has been very intense for many reasons. Traveling in the first place, growing hugely inside and out too. Also, I suffered the loss of a very close friend for unfair circumstances of life…just the day TBEX started. It was hard to keep myself from crying sometimes, but it was also good having such a thing happening by my side, happening right there in my life. An event to think of my travel dream, of life this way, to honor life for those who can’t do it anymore, who can’t enjoy it, taste, sense it…live it.
It felt like I belong to a group, a complete group made up by strangers who felt like friends for long, with so many things in common that just brought us all together through one simple but MAIN thing in life: PASSION.
I need to sit down, organize, get in touch with all of you who I met there, to go through our chats, our laughs, our moments together. It was an enormous pleasure! Every conversation I had, even within short time, taught me something. It was amazing to learn so many experiences from people from all over the world. It was awesome to meet people in person finally! And also great to meet new faces and new names, growing the travel blogosphere into myself.
Passion brought us all to Porto and Girona this time. Passion drove us to amazing people becoming good friends, good colleagues, good contacts. This was both professional and just life being itself.
I can’t really explain a lot of this in concrete words. But I can definitely tell that I felt I belong here, I belong with all this incredible set of people. I can assure I’m not the only one who felt this, first attendees or not, we will always go back to these events because we know it fills a good part of ourselves in many ways.
But the thing that I loved the most from all this so far, is the way my husband discovered a whole new world…really, a WHOLE new world. He’s not a blogger himself (yet) but he works within my site on design and photography matters. I could tell every day even more how he was amazed finding out also that he belong there too! He kept saying this, he kept smiling and feeling alive, more than I’ve seen him in the last months. And this is what made my day every day. Being there together and sharing it was unique.
It was a personal experience, but also a dual one. I could understand his excitement and surprise, but watching it in the most pure way was just like seeing your baby son or baby nephew having their first steps in life…unexplainable and huge happy feeling, right! I was more than happy for him, for living this together, for him liking my travel world too! Through this I know I have helped someone being happier and interested in something new, something bigger, for a better life. And what better way to do and enjoy this if it’s someone so close to you. It makes me feel complete, more than before.
It gets you to think even more on all the above paragraphs. All the feelings and lessons have taken a new direction in my life.
There’s us, who can still make things, who can still go out there, explore, fight for what we want intensely. And there’s people who can’t do that anymore…life decided for them not to do it…because they’re not here anymore.
I am convinced now that I have to do it also for them, for the people that won’t be able to live life…literally. For whatever reason, they are simply gone. But not me, not us! We are here, healthy, complete, with all the tools to do this.
This last month of a traveling life has made me change a lot and I know I still have to arrive home, back to normal and resting for a while, when many things will come to me from all that just happened. It will be great, enriching, intense and always good.
I am on my last trip for now, in Denmark. Soon to be over…but ready to start on the next level. My dream has huge things and way too much growth ahead. Living it daily and working on it as well is what comes now.
There’s a song I have been listening lately, not a good one probably but with a phrase that caught my attention…definitely simple but worth sharing and it goes like this:
“I’m chasing a dream for a living“
Yes I am! And yes I can. Quite appropriate and meaningful phrase to me nowadays for all of the above reasons. Definitely something I will keep highlighted in my mind’s pages form now on.
Please, you all do some feedback and insight about your experiences and your life. For example your last month…how have you changed? How have you grown? What have you learned lately? Simple or not, traveling lately or not, just get to think in life. You still have it! We all do.
Let’s live it like it’s deserved. We both will definitely do after all these happening recently. Thinking already on some next exciting moves, wait for them soon!
*Thanks to all collaborators on our recent trips for making it memorable ones! Both during TBU and TBEX events, as well as during our Danish trip. Thanks to Turismo de Portugal, Visit Porto, Pousadas de Portugal, Carrentals UK and Visit Copenhagen.