If you’ve fallen in love before, you would probably agree that it’s one of the best feelings in the world. It’s like you’re on a permanent high and you’re spreading positivity because you’re overflowing with so much love. And I’m proud to say that: Yes, I have fallen in love before while I was traveling.
“Travel brings power and love back into your life” – Rumi
For quite some time, I’ve felt so uninspired and “dead inside” — basically I lost my drive and passion (which is very unlike me!). I’ve always loved life and felt so lucky with what I had. But at that point in my life, I felt like everything was wrong, but couldn’t really put my finger on it. I knew it was happening inside me but I didn’t know what to do to make it go away. This went on for almost a year.
Fast forward to January 2018 when my family was planning a short getaway trip. “Finally! A much needed break” I thought. To my surprise, the trip was not just a break for me, it was my path to finding love back into my life.
This euphoric moment came when we were driving up the mountains in Meteora to the monasteries. The scenery was BREATHTAKING. From up there, everything else in the world looked so small. As we were ascending the mountain, my heavy heart felt lighter and lighter. When we arrived at the monastery, I took a step back from my family who were taking pictures by the balcony and gave myself some time alone to collect my thoughts, feelings, and everything else I kept buried for so long. Not long after, I was actually able to identify what was weighing me down, what I needed to do (and should’t do) — basically got everything out of my chest and cleared my mind.
Finally, after a long time of feeling so much negativity, I was completely at peace. I didn’t realize how big of a difference being far away from home can be; how humbling it is to feel so small in this world which puts life into perspective. In a foreign place, I found myself again… I found love again.