I decided to write a blog in English again as i’ve met so many great people here already who were interested in reading my blog. Since Google Translate makes pretty funny sentences and I want to improve my language skills so here’s one in English about travelling.
I’m away now for 2 weeks and I already had so many great experiences. Especially the conversations with the locals they are making my trip into something very special. One of the reasons why I like to travel on my own is that meeting new people is easier. You only have to give someone a smile or say ‘hi’ and there you have another conversation. Another thing I love about this trip is that I have all the time to read books, spend time outdoors and think about life. There is no rush for anything, I don’t have to think about money, bills, work or cleaning up the house. This is such a luxury and it gives me time to do some inner development.
The last days I spent much time wandering around and I came to the point where I made a list about what is important to me and what makes me happy and what doesn’t make me happy.
What makes me happy
Connecting with other people. In the last months i’ve realized that life is all about connecting with others. I noticed that every time I meet people with whom I can share something I feel better. This can be through a shared interest, like cooking in my case, but also through something small like a smile. I think connection has everything to do with love, the most important thing in life.
Helping other people to live their life the fullest. My work. I want to show people that you can improve your life easily by making small changes. At the moment I’m trying to do this through my blog, but I also decided to follow a new study to become a certificated health coach.
Dream big! Seven months ago I didn’t have any money and I couldn’t even think about travelling to France. When I decided to go on a long trip I put all my energy and focus on it and I made it happen! I decided to rent out my house, move back in with my mom and do some extra work and here I am. Now I am travelling for 2 months through this beautiful country. If you really want something you can do it. Write it down, think up how you can achieve your goal and focus.
Travel a lot. I’ve never regretted any of the trips I made and they have always brought me new inspiration, insights and friends. I think travelling is one of the greatest ways to improve yourself. It doesn’t have to be a big trip though. Going outside from your safe environment often is enough. Plan a biking trip for a couple of days or go on a yoga retreat if you don’t feel comfortable with backpacking on your own.
And what doesn’t….
A big house, a nice car, luxurious vacations. I just don’t care about these things. My worst nightmare is to be working 60 hours a week to pay off my mortgage. Freedom is one of the most important things in my life. I rather go on a camping trip and meet locals than laying by the pool in a 5 star hotel.
An office job. Mentally and physically is a crime for me. Causes: severe back aches, head aches, restless mind and stress. I’m on my best when I meet people in real life and when I can make them happy by sharing – for example – my food. Of course I love blogging and spending some time behind the computer. Not too much though.
Comparing my life with others. I used to do it all the time and of course sometimes I still do. More and more I realize that it’s such a waste of time. My life is unique and it’s the only life I have. Appreciating the things I have is the biggest gift I can give myself and it definitely makes me happier!
Worrying about the future. Naturally I have a very restless and worrying mind. Before I came to America I could have thought up 1000 reasons not to go or to go somewhere else and I did. But now I’m actually here it’s one great, unique experience. It’s always gonna be alright and if not then it’s still alright. There is no such thing as a bad decision, because you’ll either love the decision you made or learn from it.
Hope you enjoyed my blog! I really enjoyed writing in English again. I’ve actually noticed that I sometimes think in English now that I’m surrounded by Canadians :).