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Listen – How I Decided it was Time to Head Home to London

I originally wrote this post with notebook and pen after spending a night on Isla de Sol, Lake Titicaca to decide my next steps travelling.

Every traveller talks about the ups and downs you feel on the road. The ups are easy – travelling with great people, seeing amazing sights and feeling comfortable in your surroundings. The downs are often described as being alone (when you don’t necessarily want to be), ill health or unfortunate situations.

Over the last month, an urge to head home had been brewing. Everyone knows, these urges come and go. Until then, I had just naturally, quietly quelled the thoughts and carried on full steam ahead.

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5 Reasons Why I’m Flying Home to London

After 5 months on the road, I’m flying back to London on 25th January. Coming home at this time, albeit temporarily, was in my plans.

Leading up to heading home, I’ve been asked if I’m looking forward to it.

In truth, I am. Not because I “miss it” as such. I don’t feel I need my own space back, a wardrobe full of clothes or a currency I don’t have to do math with. I’ll enjoy having any of these things, but I still consider them as luxuries rather than necessities.

These are the 5 reasons why I’m actually looking forward to it:

Yearly Tough Guy Pilgrimage
Planning My Next Steps
Catching up with Friends and Family
Examining London Life Again but Through a Different Lens
Build up of Small but Important ‘Maintenance’ Things

 

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    12 Days To Go – 5 Things I’m Most Looking Forward To On My Trip

12 Days To Go – 5 Things I’m Most Looking Forward To On My Trip

I won’t lie that with 12 days to go, there’s a part of me that’s getting a little nervous now. My mind’s playing games on all the eventualities that I haven’t planned for. When I step back from the moment and realise this, I can see that all the planning I need to do is done now. Instead, I try to think about the positives – the things that I’m looking forward to on the trip.

1) Testing my comfort zone
2) Being the sole decision make for where, when and how to travel
3) Seeing who and what I miss about home
4) Real life stories reshaping my own perspective
5) Answering the question “what do you really need in life?”

In this post, I explain these 5 things that mean the most to me….

 
1) Testing my comfort zone

Our comfort zone is the behavioural periphery […]