Everyone knows the saying: ‘Man Plans, God Laughs’. But how many of us know that it is a super old Yiddish proverb? Well, now you know, so you’re welcome. This is exactly what happened to me (and the rest of the world) back in March. Last four months have definitely been one of the more memorable periods of my life (as I am sure for many others too). Not only did I learn a lot about my physical and mental health, spent quality time with my family and enjoyed my mum’s cooking, but I also watched the world go through pandemic and fight for equality.
This is my first blog story since the beginning of May. During this last month I felt very uninspired to write anything lengthy about my health or my past travels. In addition, recent weeks have made me focus on more important things like racism issues, social injustices and everything that is going on in the US and the rest of the world. I am trying slowly to get back to sharing my original content, but at the same time want to be more inclusive, keep learning and become more involved in the issues that matter not only to myself but also others. This post is going to be about my 2016 trip to Bali, Indonesia. It will also be about people, kindness and appreciation. So, if you are still reading this, I hope you will continue further and share your thoughts and experiences afterwards.
Since no one in the world are able to travel at the moment, I have decided to take you down the memory lane. More specifically, Croatia 2014. It’s not going to be just a post about how amazing this trip was, because let’s be honest, almost all holidays are. It’s also going to be a reminder on how our bodies and self-love can change with time, how discovery of something new can influence our thoughts and how self-criticism and shame can change the way we view ourselves.
We all love traveling. Regardless of where we live, how we look and who we are. Whether it’s a short trip to a local park, a family weekend in a wood cabin or a lifetime holiday that takes you to the end of the world. Humans are inquisitive by nature and traveling is one of the most fulfilling ways to get answers we seek, to make new friends, to learn about different cultures, food and people. Traveling is the vessel for curiosity, discovery and freedom.