The Moon Keeps Shinning!

As I sit here
under the stars
starring at the moon
watching the clouds go by
listening to my best friend
I can’t help
but be intrigued
by the metaphor
in front of me
in the brightness
of the moon

It just keeps shinning
no matter how dark
the clouds get
or how many
clouds cover it
it never dims it’s light

That’s the metaphor

And that’s what
I’m learning
and striving to be
more like the moon

To never
let the darkness
dim my light

Thanks for reading! I hope this poem inspired you to keep shinning; even in the darkest of places & times because the Light of the world can live inside of you. And, when it does, your light will never fade!

This post was inspired by the picture on this post, this song, (and Christmas time)! 🙂

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S !

Solo Travel Tip #3

This tip is about:

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When you finally decide to step out of your comfort zone, and travel abroad alone, you’re going to be so happy, and proud, but there’s one thing you should know.

When you travel abroad alone, you are going to want to make international friends, and meet people that speak the language and know the culture.
So, while you’re alone in a foreign country, that’s what you do.
That’s what’s on your mind because you don’t want to be alone all the time, so you start making friends to explore with, learn the language, and make amazing international connections.
And, in the moment, it’s all amazing and great fun, but soon it’s going to be time to say bye to that amazing country and those awesome new friends. And, that’s when the difficult part begins.

. . .

The first hardest part is actually saying bye to your amazing new friends.
The second hardest part is leaving a new country and culture that you started adapting to and loving so much.
The third, and final hardest part is going home, and getting used to seeing everything differently.

. . .

While traveling abroad alone, you learn more about yourself, you make new friendships and you learn to live differently in another country.
And, although all these things are awesome, the worst part is coming back to your home country because your perspective has changed, and sometimes it can feel weird to go back to your old ways. Especially when you had such a good experience abroad; you don’t want to lose this amazing, new version of yourself.

. . .

So, if you ever feel lost after a trip abroad:
Remember that stepping out of your comfort zone and changing your perspective is what it takes to move forward, and change your life.
And, now you have friends in another country that you can visit whenever you feel homesick for that country.

Thanks for reading!

I hope this post encourages you to step out of your comfort zone, and change your perspective on the world (don’t be afraid of doing something different!).


-LiveForAdventure! 😊

Stop it!

Do you ever sit in public (in a bus, in a coffee shop, in a library, in a waiting room, and anywhere else) and you feel like all eyes are on you?

And, then, when YOU look at other people; they either start to stare longer or they quickly look away! But, why?

. . .

You wonder why and what people are staring at, but then you think; maybe there’s something wrong with ME? Maybe I’M doing something wrong?
You convince yourself that those things are true and that there is something wrong with you (your not normal), so you force yourself to sit completely still without hardly breathing, in hopes that people stop staring.
But, wait, it’s been a few minutes and the eyes are still on you; Now what?

You’ve run out of options, you don’t know what to do anymore, you can’t figure out why the eyes are still staring at you…

Finally, you stop worrying about the others around and start being yourself!
After you do this, you watch as some eyes start looking away, while others start to smile, some call you weird, and some even start to talk to you.

. . .

This is a metaphor for life.
When we try to conform to the things of this world (and be exactly like everyone else), people will judge us because we are not like them, but if we are ourselves, people will either; shun us or be intrigued by our differences!

What will you choose?

(Comment down below with one thing that you think makes you different that people always ask you about)


Thanks for reading!


-LiveForAdventure! 🙂