“I hope you find what you’re looking for”

This is what more than one person said to me when I left. I get the impression people think I’m lost. I am not, I know very well who I am, and this trip is not meant to patch up any gaps I see in myself. This trip is about exposure. Exposure to people, to places, to ways of living life, to opinions, to culture, to food. Everyone is interesting, and everyone has something to teach, but not everyone will come to me, so I will go to them. I will be open, and patient, and have all the time in the world to listen, because I will have no schedule. Sometimes I will need to stay longer. Sometimes I will need to leave. Sometimes I will need to start conversation. Sometimes I need to put myself out there. The highs will be high, the lows will be low, but I most definitely will come back with what I was looking for.

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