Feeling lost?

No worries! It’s totally fine. It’s hard not to sometimes! I feel lost most of the time to be honest. There are so many choices in life, and how do we know, which choice is the right one? Well, sorry to break it to you. We don’t. We just need to follow our gut.

We are from a very young age thrown into taking a lot of decisions, that will somehow take our life in one or another direction. It’s important though to remember that it’s never too late to change that direction. If you don’t end up happy where you are then try something else. It’s okay, and that’s how we evolve as human beings. We learn from our mistakes. Trying different things throughout life is healthy.

Most people at my age are quite comfortable, and heading towards what I call a “ grown up life”. They have decent careers ahead of them, getting engaged and having babies, and I’m still trying to figure out what country I want to visit next time.

I’m pretty sure most of my friends think that I am a lost soul living in a fairy tale world. Modern life Peter Pan who never want to grow up. I’ve had my share of people telling me that I am missing direction in my life and that I am running away. Well, maybe I am, but be different if you want. Don’t necessarily do what everybody else is doing, or what people expect of you. That might not be the right thing for you to do, as it is for them. I personally don’t believe I am missing direction in my life, but I have dreams, and I am still trying to figure out how to achieve them. 

What I love about traveling is that it’s a place to meet other clueless people. When you are out in the world you realize that you are not the only one feeling lost or different. We are many out there! So stop worrying too much. Let go of your need to know. Don’t worry about your future. Everything you need is right here and right now. You only live once, so do what you love and be happy! 

“To live will be an awfully big adventure.” 
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan 

2 thoughts on “Feeling lost?

  1. Those first sentences triggered me to write a comment, although it looks more like a diary entry.

    I feel lost most of the time. Most of the time when I’m alone. It doesn’t happen at work or while running other errands, it doesn’t happen when I’m with my family, friends or just among other people. But when I’m alone I always think about my decisions, question my actions and words. I try to desperately evaluate whether I’ve made a right decision, took a right action and spoke right words. Of course this leads to questioning what I want to achieve in my life, but I don’t know the answer to that question. On the contrary, when I’m among people life seems easy. It’s easy to joke, feel joyful and have a good time. I bet most of my family members and friends don’t even have a clue about what’s happening in my head and what are my deepest thoughts. It is easier for me to leave some of those thoughts here (in a comment of your travelblog), because I suppose I feel more secure expressing my thoughts to a stranger.
    I always wonder what’s it like to leave everything behind and move someplace, although it looks scary if I would have more time to deal with my thoughts which are written above.

    P. S. I suppose it’s obvious that English is not my primary language 😊

    1. Thanks for leaving a comment. I’m happy to hear from you and to hear your thoughts! I totally get where you are coming from. I think we all go through times where we feel lost. Life is full of choices and different roads to take. We are not supposed to know the answers to all the questions. Sometimes we just need to close our eyes, trust our instinct, take a step in one or the other direction and hope for the best. If it doesn’t work out, then just try taking a step in another direction.
      Our deep thoughts come out when we sit alone. When you are around people we are distracted from these. You are a deep thinker like me. Being a deep thinker is a great gift as it allows you to delve into the very essence of things and be more conscious. Unfortunately, in modern society being a deep thinker can also be quite challenging. We have a tendency to being indecisive and failing to take real actions. We overthink and overanalyze actions and behaviors. We find nonexistent mistakes, failures and flaws, and tend to blame ourselves for them. Deep thinkers tend to feel sadness from time to time and tend to get small existential depressions. In these periods, you are drawn into yourself, analyzing your life or reflection on existential issues. When you are with friends and family they distract you from this, and that’s why you feel happier. I know how you feel. Don’t worry you will figure everything out. You will have an amazing future ahead of you.
      Traveling is a good way to get out of your comfort zone, a way to see things differently and to deal with all of these thoughts as well as meet people who are like minded, but remember that it’s probably just because you are a deep thinker, and that is a very good thing! It means that you are a deep, curious and conscious! You can do this! <3

      p.s your english is amazing!

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