I thought I got out. I told myself I did. But, you never really get out because it’s not on the outside that things are happening. You can leave, you can go to a new place, but you never get away from the places you’ve been because they become a part of you. The experiences mold the person you become and their memories always effect the person you will be.
When I first thought about getting out and getting away, I was thinking about getting away from home and experiencing something new. I’m going back home soon, but I won’t be there long. I’ve done more traveling in the past two years than I thought I would have at this point, but it still feels like I haven’t seen much.
Each time I have left one country for another I had those thoughts of going away, leaving, changing places, but if living abroad has taught me anything it is that nothing is ever quite as far out of reach as we think it is and we never get too far away from the places we’ve been.
This post is part of SoCS: http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-1214/