My recent trip to Thailand was an amazing escape. A chance to press pause on the frantic hamster wheel of my daily schedule. To refresh, renew, replenish and essentially, reset.
Travel can be a wonderful opportunity to explore the world around us with a fresh set of eyes. It can elevate even the most everyday objects and experiences into something novel or even remarkable. Yet it can also be a poignant reminder of the old phrase 'wherever you go, there you are'. While a break from our everyday physical surroundings can give us a mental break and an opportunity to literally see things from a whole new perspective, inevitably the majority of any experience stems from what we carry around inside of ourselves.
Now back at home, I've just started a new job in a new neighbourhood. I'm looking forward to bringing a fresh set eyes and a open minded perspective with my as I venture off into a new challenge. Ready to discover, learn, grow and contribute. That fresh feeling of travel need never end if you choose to see everyday, and every opportunity as an adventure.
Photo: Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi Islands, Thailand