[ Where I tell you all about myself. ]
PACKING UP MY LIFE AND TRAVELLING MADE ME REALISE HOW UNHAPPY I WAS.
Yes, that’s how this blog started. I’m still sharing my stories about my trip.
When I was travelling, I noticed I felt… lighter for lack of a better word. I was laughing more, I couldn’t wait to get out of bed every morning, I wanted to get up early. That’s when I suddenly realised how unhappy I had been before I had left. I never knew just how unhappy I had been in my life, I had always thought I was a generally happy and bubbly person. But then when I started to feel happy, I realised how much of a difference it felt.
I notice I’m a lot more positive now. I always jump to see the positive side of things, when people ask me ‘How are you?’, I genuinely answer with ‘I’m great, thanks!’, it’s not a brush-off answer and it’s not the automated message everyone tends to say to this question. I’m genuinely great, and thank you for asking.
I never have anything to complain about, unless it’s the London cold or wishing I had more money to go travelling with… I notice negativity easier and I try to make those people see the positive side of life. But then I also try to stay away from the negativity, I don’t want to be dragged down that rabbit hole again and I do feel it’s easy to do when you hang around people who hate their life and aren’t willing to try to change it.
And I love it. Being happy is a great thing.
I used to be negative, not on purpose, my sense of humour was sarcasm and it wasn’t funny. I look back now and realise sarcasm probably brought other people down too. It makes other people feel dumb and stupid, I know it made me feel dumb and stupid whenever I was on the end of the sarcasm stick. I like to think I’ve discovered my sense of humour since then, and it isn’t sarcasm.
Travelling was the best three months of my life.
I learned what happy feels like.
I now encourage everyone to go travelling, I feel like it’s a necessity of life. To see the world, learn other cultures by experiencing them, don’t be embarrassed to be a tourist, don’t judge tourists if you categorise yourself as an adventurer.
Most of all: have fun, be positive, and find happiness.