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The Hardest Part Of Traveling No One Talks About July 27, 2014

Filed under: Volunteering — Wanderhere @ 9:24 pm

My thoughts exactly.

Thought Catalog

image - Flickr / Corie Howell image – Flickr / Corie Howell

You see the world, try new things, meet new people, fall in love, visit amazing places, learn about other cultures – then it’s all over. People always talk about leaving, but what about coming home?

We talk about the hard parts while we’re away – finding jobs, making real friends, staying safe, learning social norms, misreading people you think you can trust – but these are all parts you get through. All of these lows are erased by the complete highs you experience. The goodbyes are difficult but you know they are coming, especially when you take the final step of purchasing your plane ticket home. All of these sad goodbyes are bolstered by the reunion with your family and friends you have pictured in your head since leaving in the first place.

Then you return home, have your reunions, spend your first two…

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2 Responses to “The Hardest Part Of Traveling No One Talks About”

  1. buriedhurt Says:

    Don’t know if you come on here anymore but your blog just reeks of positivity and it motivates me to serve. I’m currently serving with NCCC FEMA corps in Baltimore, MD but I applied for a second term with standard NCCC and was placed in the Pacific Region. I can’t wait.

    • Wanderhere Says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope your first year of service is inspiring and difficult! I have not updated in quite some time, but please know that I am still quite active in the nonprofit field, which I whole-heartedly attribute to my 2 years in the ‘corps. Best of luck in your second year. Give a shout if you or your team need anything! And most of all, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.


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