A Journey Back To Self

   "To travel is to take a journey into yourself." -Danny Kaye

   "To travel is to take a journey into yourself." -Danny Kaye

I've experienced wanderlust for quite sometime now. Looking at the sky and wishing I was a part of the flock of birds soaring high above. Part of it came from my fascination of the world; meeting new people, trying new foods, and learning new cultures has always been of interest to me. The other part comes from me wanting to reconnect to my childhood-self, the dreamer. Back then, I felt no boundaries or restraints on what I could or couldn't do... Why did I put limitations on dreams? Fear will do that to you. This is why I've decided to go to Europe and rekindle that relationship with myself. 

After a devastating breakup with the father of my child, I am finally ready to "live" again. In trying to find my purpose on this earth, I'm leaving home on a two month sabbatical with my one-year-old in tow. I made a promise that I would teach my daughter  "self-love" starts from within, to never stop dreaming, and that limitations are only mental roadblocks. The best way to show her these lessons are through action. 

In the last two years, I've learned some life lessons the hard way, but I wouldn't change it for the world. Including: Don't wait on superman to save you, when you can save yourself. Let go of relationships that no longer serve you, or have purpose. Become your own hero. This trip is me letting go of fear and stepping out on faith. I believe in me. I hope you believe in you.

In reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho,  I learned about a shepherd boy who had the courage to go on a journey alone, in the search of his "personal legend." A personal legend is something you've always wanted to accomplish...and when you want something the universe conspires to help you achieve it. Even though the destination was unknown, he knew he couldn't sit idle or frozen in fear, because change was inevitable. I'm at a point in my life where it is time for change and progression. The quest for my personal legend begins...

- @AyanaIman xx

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