In this, the first episode, I talk about how I left the comfortable corporate life behind to go on a life-changing trip, and how this changed things for good, whether I liked it or not.
We cover a lot of ground, including:
- The epicness of your first big trip
- The personal growth that comes from travel
- Reverse culture shock and re-acclimatising back home
- How travel expands your mind beyond its elastic limit (and how this is both a blessing and a curse)
- Meeting people on the road
- Stagnancy and losing your mojo
- The need to be part of a community
- Adapting to cultures abroad
- How you ultimately gain insights into your own culture
Listen / Watch
A quick search shows the quote “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions” attributed to both Ralph Waldo Emerson and Oliver Wendell Holmes (is one a false attribution due to similarity of names?). But not Albert Einstein or Jeff Goldblum.
Watching the English by Kate (not Kay-TEE as I said it) Fox is another really good read.
My book about my journey round Colombia is Dancing Feat: One Man’s Mission to Dance Like a Colombian. I won’t write the author’s name, because it’s me.
[NB: those book links are affiliate links, meaning that Amazon gives me some pocket fluff as thanks for nudging you in their direction, while you pay the exact same amount]
Any thoughts on what I’ve mentioned here? Slap em down below.