I’ve been home about a month. It’s got to the point already things feel like they are back to “normal”, only it feels a little different. I feel different.
This is a list of just some of the things I’ve learned and realisations I’ve made while travelling and since I’ve been back.
- Just because someone says they can do something for you, doesn’t mean they will.
- Even when you have to trust people blindly, you still can’t trust everybody.
- Good things can come out of bad situations. Be patient, stay calm, have faith.
- Agree the terms of a deal before you begin anything. Be it work, transport or anything else.
- You are responsible for you. Period.
- People always love you while they can get things from you; those people that ask for nothing, they’re rare, real friends.
- Say yes, even when you don’t feel like doing something. Keep the adventure alive.
- Gratitude, as well as enthusiasm, is contagious.
- Even when you go out alone, you’re never alone for long. There are people everywhere you go!
- “One quick drink” are famous last words in any country.
- Common courtesy, just like common sense, really isn’t common.
- The more you put into something, the more you get back from it.
- Worrying about the future only stops you from enjoying the present.
- Bad people still do good things; the same as good people still do bad things.
There we go. Not exactly ground-breaking stuff but sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest differences. I think number 3 was my favourite, I’ll be reminding myself of it whenever I need a quick pick-me-up.