A traveler's heart
I'm a big believer in traveling—how much it has changed my life and changed me for the better. Its biggest impact on me doesn't affect the way I pack a suitcase or conduct myself in foreign countries (although those have changed dramatically too). Traveling has changed how I live everyday when I am not traveling; how I appreciate what makes the landscape I have grown up in—and become acclimatized to—unique and beautiful, how I am excited by going on a walk after dinner around my neighbourhood where we see the urban wildlife (coyotes, racoons, skunks, and a cat in the case of last night), how I am aware of what is valued in my culture, and what makes the people unique and what stories they have to tell. As much as I am itching for next jetsetting, traveling has made me happier when I am not traveling by opening my eyes and my heart.
Wandering through these old woods reminded me how I felt in Australia's rainforest or Nova Scotia's oldest forest. It also reminded me that I have not yet reached the age where I don't come home with mud all over my shoes and white clothes.
——— What I wore on today's wander ———
Bag & Belt: Thrifted
After forest photo-shooting, we headed to the thrift shop where me and my photographer scored some sweet new finds (coming soon to the blog I'm sure).
What have you guys found through your travels? Has it changed the way you live everyday?