Monday 9 March 2015

for one thing I would change

I must confess....I wish I had started travelling earlier. I also wish I had paid more attention in History and Geography classes and I wish that I understood more about the world and the countries in it.

Unless you are really new around here then you would know that I am currently overseas. I have been OS for about 3 and a half weeks now and have just under 4 to go before returning home from this trip.

Having spent time in Thailand I am now in Cambodia volunteering at a Child Care Centre and already dreading the thought of having to leave. I live at a volunteer house and apart from one volunteer who is the same age as me, all the other volunteers and quite young. Many of them on their GAP year or on break from University Studies. 

I really envy them giving themselves this opportunity and wish I had done the same. 

To be honest though I don't think it was even put forward to me as an option. When I finished High School the done thing was that you went on to University. Also given the fact that I was still very much financially dependent on my parents, travelling was out of the question.

I have traveled on and off over the past 10 years but really wish I had done more when I was younger. It is very much a catch 22 though, as if I hadn't made the decisions I had made back then, then who knows where my life would be at right now and if I would have met the people I have if I had done things a little different.

If this trip is teaching me anything at the moment it is that I cannot take anything for granted and I am extremely lucky to have led, and continue to lead, a very privileged life and for that I am truly truly grateful. 

Linking up my short and sweet confession with Kirsty at My Home Truths and Alicia at One Mother Hen. I have been away over the weekend and am not feeling the best so will get back into soon I promise!

Over to you...

 is there one decision in the past that you would go back and change if you could?

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