Two weeks ago, I read a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt saying: « Do one thing every day that scares you. »
Immediately this quote managed to get really stuck in my head. Of course, my first reaction was a negative one: For which reason should I expose myself to something scary? But once the first everyday life challenges came up and as soon as I finally tackled them, a slight feeling of pride made itself felt: Thanks to those bothersome little hindrances, I had grown again.
And when I set down this weekend to finalize my holiday plans (plus after having resolved some unexpected troubles), I remembered again all the times, I had prepared even much longer trips: internships or a semester abroad. The challenges had been much bigger then and sometimes I had felt that I would either not leave or end up in the middle of a huge mess. I guess, you know what I am talking about?
But I am also sure that you will agree on the second part of the story: It has always ended up very well. Sometimes not perfectly, but always in a way worth remembering that adventure. And exactly within that lies the beauty of traveling: It is about discovering new terrain, looking behind the facades of different cultural expressions and it is about growing. It’s about leaving the own comfort zone, but being rewarded with portions of adrenalin and stunning adventures.So here we are, at the beginning of another new adventure: Her Travel Diaries