Wanderful Words No. 16: Self Revolution Through Travel and Life Changes

by Ekua on February 11, 2010 in wanderful words

“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”

– Anais Nin

As you may have guessed from my recent lack of presence in the travel blogosphere, I have been pretty busy lately. An unexpected shake up in my life has been occupying a lot of my time for the past week and a half. And of course being as full as wanderlust as I am, I’ve found that it relates to travel.

One reason why I travel is because it forces me to revolutionize myself. Even if the situations that arise in travel are only temporary, the results of whatever transpires return home with me. Lately, I’ve been reflecting on how I’ve learned to handle adjustments when I travel abroad, but at home I am not always as adaptable. Especially when the changes are more tangible and permanent. So while it’s upsetting that I haven’t had as much time to write, I’m looking at my current state of unsettlement as a lesson in flexibility and an opportunity to reject complacency in favor of invigoration.

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Carina February 12, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I know how you feel, and am in the same boat. A neglected blog and a conflicted self. Wishing you the best of luck as you sort them both out. I’ll be waiting anxiously for your beautiful writing to return.


Ekua February 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Thanks Carina! Good luck with your situation as well.


floreta February 13, 2010 at 7:11 am

love that you quoted anais here. she is pretty much the reason for my becoming.. *grin*

so i’ll be back ๐Ÿ™‚


Ekua February 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Thanks for dropping by! Anais Nin had so many great things to say about living an inspired life.


Fly Girl February 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm

“Reject complacency” is a very inspiring phrase. Invigoration is always best but oh not as easy as complacency!


Ekua February 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm



Julie February 14, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Very wise! Best of luck in this transition.


Ekua February 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Thanks Julie ๐Ÿ™‚


Lola February 15, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Very inspiring post. Each adaption life requires of you is only meant to make you stronger, wiser, and more deliberate in your choices.


Ekua February 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Yup… sometimes it’s best not to fight it and to realize there’s probably a purpose for it down the line!


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