Every time we get back from a trip, it’s the same comments from our friends, family, and peers: “Welcome back to real life.” I’ve always hated this comment. Work is not my real life, traveling is.
I am running away.
I’m running away from your idea of the “real” world.
I’m avoiding your life.
And, instead, I’m running towards everything – towards the world, exotic places, new people, different cultures, and my own idea of freedom.