Somewhere between Leh and Lamayuru in Kashmir, India, we were cruising through the Himalayas on our motorbike, staying in guesthouses with no electricity or hot water, stopping for lots and lots of milk tea, and enjoying being the only two people in sight one of the most stunning, surreal journeys I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking, made so much more memorable with my love by my side. Something about snowcapped mountains just gets me every time.
Speaking of which, in two days I will be leaving the also extremely beautiful, snowcapped mountain town of Dharmsala, for even more snowy peaks in Nepal which means I have just over 3 weeks left of my 6 month journey through Asia. It's so bizarre to think it’s been nearly half a year since I left my home, and how much has changed since. These travels have allowed me to witness things about myself that I never could have realized without them by getting out of my comfort zone, out of my
routine, out of my usual frame of my mind, by being apart from those I love, and by stepping away from "normal life" for a bit, I’ve been able to better understand myself and the world around me. I feel like a completely different person in the best possible way. If you have even a slight urge to go out and explore, leaving your life behind for a while, you should, and you can. It’s not as expensive as you might think, it’s not as intrusive to your life as you might think, and it’s not as difficult as you might think. It really, really isn’t. What it is is transformational it gives you time to get out of your rut, clear your head, experience perspectives, cultures, opinions, living conditions, and general ways of life outside of your own. Please do yourself a favor and don’t look at taking time off to travel as a pipe dream you can do it, even if only for a short period of time, and it is something that you will never, ever regret. I promise.