I Travel to escape and regain my life

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Since Covid hit the world in March 2020, my life has been stagnant.  I did not realize how these world tragic events were affecting me inside.  All I did was work and give all to my patients.   I was functioning on autopilot and forgot how to enjoy all the little things that fulfilled my life.

London, UK, June, 10, 2022
Visiting London, UK, June 2022

I needed to breathe again, and the only way to escape and regain my life was to travel and see the world. I shut down everything and took my family on a magical two weeks of vacation.  We decided to tour Europe and visited 7 countries: London, Brussels, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and Paris.

Brussels, June 2022

 

My daughter, Yanah, enjoying Brussels

It was such a healing experience for us, we returned home, tired but whole. Our hearts are filled with wanders, joy, and stories to tell for a lifetime.  I must agree with Rumi’s quote that travel brings power and love back into your life.

Brussels, June 2022

If you feel stuck the way I did, allow me to share these quotes with the hope that they will inspire you and make you realize that traveling can be the escape you need.

Boppard, Germany, June 2022

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” Rachel Wolchin

Rothenburg o.d.T,, Germany, June 2022

 “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” Anaïs Nin

Austrian Alps, June 2022

The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.”  Wallace Stevens

Travel as much, as far, and as long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.” Unknown

Wanderberg Stanserhorn, Cabrio, Mountain in Switzerland, June2022

“Travel, the best way to be lost and found at the same time”.  Brenna Smith

Stanserhorn, Mountain in Switzerland

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore”. Andre Gide

Venice, Italy, June 2022

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”. Marcel Proust

“Travel makes one modest.  You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. Gustave Flaubert

“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.” Laurence Durrell

Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France, June 2022

I hope these quotes have sparked your wanderlust and ignited your desire for an adventurous and fulfilling life. Take some time this summer to explore some unknown places.

Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, June 2022“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his own, familiar pillow”.  Lin Yutang

Paris, June 2022

And remember: “Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage”.  Paulo Coelho

Happy Summer 2022!

Last night in Paris, June 2022

Marjie

 

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, that trip looks like it must have been absolutely amazing! I hope you found the value you were seeking and that your inner peace lasted far longer than the trip. Those quotes certainly did inspire my wanderlust. Thank you for sharing this beautiful experience!

  2. What an amazing trip! I am glad you returned feeling refreshed!

    I have done a little traveling in Europe but I need a big block of time to see all that I want to see! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I feel you! longer trips are so enriching for me as well, I always feel born anew. It makes me explore myself a little more and know myself better. Your trip looks like an amazing experience and I like what you saw, each place is remarkable and meaningful

  4. You seem had a great time on your vacation. I totally agree, being stuck for so long gives us this awful feeling, and one of the best ways is to have a quick escape. Travel gives us a fresh perspective on life!

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