Finding yourself. Those words can taunt a person that hasn’t exactly reached that point in his or her life yet. Every one is expected to have this timeline as to when you’re supposed to know who you are or be your own person.
News flash, we are all discovering ourselves on a daily basis. There is no set time line as to when you are supposed to be the person you are meant to be. Each day we learn something new that can alter our perspective in a way we never thought possible.
I’ve never really traveled outside of my comfort zone, aka the US. However, this year has been the first time I have had the opportunity to set sail and expand on my horizon. My sister and I traveled to Greece and I have learned more things about myself in the past 11 days than I had in the past 11 years.
We went through an organization called EF College Break. Words cannot describe how organized and incredible this company is. Our tour guide was cultured and hilarious, we honestly could not have asked for a better experience Greece. Leslie (my sister) and I were apart of a group of 34. We were all from different parts of the country. Some were more familiar with traveling abroad and others like myself, this trip was their first time out the country.
The first night was so welcoming, getting to know everyone in our EF group. Every one was so quick to introduce themselves because we were all so excited to embark on this new adventure.
We traveled to new cities, tried new foods, experienced new clubs/bars and met locals as well as other tourists from different parts of the world.
If you know me, then you know I’m the pickiest of all eaters. When it comes to food, I can be so close minded about the greens and liquid foods. However, due to the lack of personal comfort cuisines, I was obligated to try new foods for survival. That being said, eating Greek food was comparable to the feeling Hercules had when he defeated the giants on the island now known as Mykonos, life fulfilling.
Introducing Greek food to my palate is a huge step in the right direction. I hope that this experience will help me not judge food by it’s cover.
Finding yourself doesn’t have to mean you have this grand epiphany about where your life will take you 30 years down the road. It just means you learn something new about yourself that you thought possible.
Being able to travel is a breath of fresh air. You see the way others view life and appreciate living in the moment. You learn to take risks, find adventure and if you are lucky, you meet friends with the same passions.