With mixed emotions a trip comes to an end
Days of wandering
Exploring the deep beauty of nature
Of laughing, joking, talking
With family and friends
Every trip, every drive,
Every travel excursion
I come home a different person
Than before I left.
I learn more of who I am
While learning more about the world
My eyes grow wide with wonder
At the beauty of the earth,
The beauty of the people
That live across the globe.
I feel my soul expand with
Every flight I take,
Every rock and tree I touch
Opens up my heart a little bit more.
By the time I drag myself home after
A red-eye flight I feel
So open, so whole,
So filled with gratitude and love
That my life before seems nothing more than
A distant memory.
Travel changes me,
It moves me,
Satisfies me in a brilliantly warm way.
The world, the earth, the people on it
Change me for the better.
So for the past three weeks I have been traveling out west. Enjoying Colorado, Yellowstone National Park and Oregon. It has been an amazing trip that has refreshed and filled me with hope and inspiration. I am so sorry I wasn’t able to post anything during that time but I am overjoyed to return with renewed fervor and motivation. This poem speaks of how it feels for me coming home after having been away for so long.
What have you learned from your travels, near and far?