Ever since I returned from Mexico, I’ve been completely and inexplicably inspired. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I had plenty of time for reflection, or if I simply caught that bit of nostalgia and self-invention that so often comes with traveling. Either way, I’ve found myself longing for beautiful stories, uncharted territory, and self-development.
It’s crazy what a small amount of exploration can do to you. Seeing the world – immersing yourself in something so different than what you already know – grants you the gift of perspective. You discover new places. You watch other people’s lives unfold in a different part of the world. And I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but marvel at the fact that these lives have been moving all along, continuing to fill with memories and joy and heartbreak, all the while mine has been doing the exact same thing in a part of the world that they may know nothing about either. It shows you just how little your life and your routine and your individual bubble allows you to see.
So in my attempt to readjust to my schedule, I’ve been trying to incorporate more of that newfound perspective into everyday life. I’m beginning to realize that the things I once put so much stress and emphasis on maybe aren’t as important as they always seemed. I’m trying to live with less, but become inspired by more. I’m trying to be a better person overall. All the while, I can’t help but begin to plan my next adventure. I think this kind of clarity can be a good for a person. Don’t you?
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