There comes an age where leaving home becomes necessary. Not only is living with your parents getting a bit uncomfortable but, your mind is starting to wonder as of what else is out there. Questioning everything you have been taught becomes routine, researching, and trying to find the answers are definite. The millions of ‘what if’s’ could be floating through your mind about life and that’s perfectly normal. Life is about exploring, and it should be taken seriously for your sake.
Are You Ready?
Everyone is different. Some leave home at an early age while others don’t leave the nest until their late twenties. Either way, the true journey has to take place in order for you to grow as a human being. Maybe you already know parts of yourself, but think about how much you can expand if you travel. Experiencing different places and tasting different foods can unlock parts of your mind that you couldn’t imagine. You’ll have an entirely new perspective on life than you had before.
Traveling to new places will open up your world to want to know more. Imagine: traveling to a foreign country seeing new people, walking around a city that you’ve only seen pictures of on the internet, tasting foods that even your taste buds wouldn’t understand, meeting strangers as they speak in their native tongue and you can only wonder what they’re saying. It is wise to be safe and explore as much as you can with someone you trust. However, if you are like me, a solo-dolo trip is the most comforting. This is a good idea, but it is important to stay aware of your surroundings and safe. After taken care of that, all you’ll want to do is live!
You Are All You Need
On your journey away from home will be hard at first. It is always like that, but you have to trust the process. Relying on your own strength is no easy feat. You may have to do many things by your lonesome and use your own intuition. It will hurt and you’ll get frustrated. That’s why it is so important to keep the ones you love around you in case you get stuck. You’ll experience a whole new aspect of yourself that you had no idea you had. Sooner or later, your own thoughts will guide you in the right direction and you won’t need anyone else’s opinion.
Shed What Is Not Meant For You
Your perception of the people will change; you’ll acknowledge whatever spiritual beliefs you believe in and apply them to why people act the way they do. The view of the world will seem less small in your eyes. You’ll gain a damn near new personality because you learned so much about yourself. Nevertheless, do not take this negatively for it is not meant to be. Change is inevitable. I have heard along my journey to feeling bad for those that have stayed the same entirely. This means that they have yet to grow into their full potential.
Although this may be a bit annoying at first, you can’t get upset because everyone is on their own journey. Some may never come across who they really are. You’ll gain wisdom not to judge, but to just wish them well. There is nothing you can do.
In conclusion, to get away from home is a spiritual yet traumatizing journey; good trauma that is. You will have no choice but to learn what you need in order to survive on your own. Tell me, how was it when you decided to get away from home? Let us know in the comment section and tell us what you have learned.
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I've been a writer all my life! A good one I must add. Not to be cocky, but I cannot think of anything else to do with my life besides writing. I love to write about what I know along with what I find most interesting about life. I run a BLOG about my journey of leaving home and driving across country to Los Angeles (you're gonna want to read it, it's pretty funny). My dreams are to become an author and to freelance write where ever I can. I can envision myself, interviewing those I admire the most in their careers. That can mean a wide range of people from celebrities to struggle artist on the street. It doesn't matter. As long as you inspire me, to aspire you. Then, I'm good.