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To return from an adventure is an adventure all it’s own.
We live our lives from adventure to adventure.
Each one requiring a greater measure of grace. Each one offering deeper lessons to learn.
I recently returned home from the trip of a lifetime.
Through a crazy sequence of events, I was given the opportunity to live and work in Jerusalem for the summer. I enthusiastically accepted a 3-month social media project with an Israel based nonprofit doing meainingful work in the Holy Land!
My role not only allowed me the opportunity to live abroad (something I had always dreamt of doing), it also granted me the space to cultivate my skills as a writer, content creator and photographer in a whole new way.
There is a freedom found the further we venture outside of our comfort zone. Our perspective begins to shift. We begin to see failure as opportunity, and discomfort as growth. And then, as if overnight, we become stronger, wiser and more resilient.
When we feel the end of a season approaching, we can subconsciously convince ourselves that the next season won’t ever measure up....how could it? The fear of returning to the mundane routine of day-to-day life is as tangible as the 100lb luggage we check at the ticket counter.
Thankfully, many of us board our flight home with an extra carry-on that contains all of the beautiful memories, difficult lessons and deep discoveries we experienced while away. This baggage quickly becomes the most valuable item we possess, and it's the process of unpacking it that will take us on our next exciting adventure.
Listen, the adventure doesn’t stop the moment you leave a place. On the contrary. The moment your plane lifts off is the moment a new adventure begins.