SURPRISE! We’re home. After having literally circled the globe we are now back where we started – and yet so far from it.
My mom didn't have a clue we would be home from what ended up being a six month trip on her birthday – we were singing happy birthday for her on Skype and when she turned around and saw us standing in the living room she gave out a loud shriek and started crying and hugging us! Best surprise ever and it feels good to be home 😊
Coming home is always sad and neither of us were ready for it. But it was time – until next time – and – even though I am not one for doing things because they make sense – it made sense. The timing was right – I am starting university in a couple of weeks and our brains are craving digestion time and new knowledge.
As cliché as it may be I see this as an investment in my future travels. A university degree opens many doors abroad (if you want to teach and is not a native English speaker it is a requirement) and am planing to minor in Japanese so I can go back to that country which I fell so hopelessly in love with.
If there is anything I have learnt from this trip it is that adventure can happen anywhere – it is all a matter of attitude. So I will do my best to try and see this not as the ending but merely a new chapter in a journey that has only just begun.