Hi beautiful friends!

This massive self-discovery travel adventure started when I first arrived on the magical island of Ibiza three years ago. It was my first time living and working abroad, my first time integrating into a new culture and way of life, and my first time really discovering and learning about myself.

I left the island nearly nine months ago to travel the world. Since then, I’ve visited friends and family in different continents, backpacked through South America, lived for a while in the Italian Dolomites, and now I’m spending a week right where I started this whole journey…Ibiza.

This past weekend, it just so happens that I ended up visiting the same apartment I lived in the first year I arrived on the island. There I was, standing on the balcony right outside of my old room. This brought back a lot of memories…a colorful spectrum of both good and bad. I contemplated how much I’ve grown and all the experiences that led me up to this point. It was surreal to be there again after such a long time.

When you’re on the path of self-discovery and improvement, it’s easy to keep moving forward, continuously striving to be the best version of yourself. So often we forget to gift ourselves with a moment of reflection, appreciation, and even awe at how much we’ve accomplished. When you take the time to look back, you’ll see a winding path, full of twists and turns, ups and downs, and you can appreciate just how far you’ve come.

If I would’ve told my younger self that by the time I’m 24 years old, I’ll have walked the Camino de Santiago alone, volunteered at a Buddhist retreat center, hiked through the Andes in Peru, and solo backpacked through many countries in Europe, I would have been in total awe. When I reflect on it now, I’m still amazed!

So, my friends, I invite you to take some time to reflect on your achievements and be amazed at how far you’ve come and how awesome you are as well! Journal about it, comment below, or just take a moment of quiet reflection.

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