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End Of The Road
July 16, 2014

End Of The Road

I’ve met literally hundreds of travelers during this trip taking personal journeys like myself. At times I would come across some at the end of their travels with only one or two weeks left to go. When they told me this, in my heart, I would breath a huge sigh of relief that that wasn’t me and that I still had many months to go. But six months left turned into four months left, then three, then one and now here I am returning in a few days. I am now one of those travelers and I don’t know how I feel about it. I have so many mixed emotions that fluctuate day to day and I feel like I’ve been on an emotional roller-coster for the past 2 weeks with the highest of highs and the deep darkest of lows that I thought I’d never come out of. I’m excited to see my family and friends but I’m also sad that this journey is over. This trip has been the center of my life for over a year and now that it’s over I’m feeling lost.

I have no idea what I want to do when I go back home or where I see myself moving. The plan for now is Chicago but who knows where I’ll end up. I’ve experienced so many things during this trip, I’m not sure what it will be like when I go home and if I can go back to the life I had before. Going back to the corporate world completely terrifies me but then again I feel that once my money runs out maybe I’ll be forced to go back there? I have discovered a love for writing during this trip and it has not only become a true passion but also very therapeutic. In a perfect world I would love to write a book but I don’t even know where to begin. Any ideas?

This trip has changed me, thats for sure, and I wonder how I will be able to assimilate once I get back home. Will I have the same things in common with my friends and family? Will things that are important to me now be important to them? I look at certain situations, past experiences and people now and at times I feel sad about things that never effected me before. Will people understand me or will I have to learn to live with these feelings alone? It’s the end of the road for my trip but I think I have a very long new road ahead of me………

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