Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” ~ Miriam Beard
The nagging reminder: "there has to be more to life..." was always there like a subtle wake-up call. As I was re-evaluating my life and questioning the choices I was making, my focus was still very much turned outward. The only way I knew how to measure success, the level of happiness or being a good person, was in comparison to those around me and based on the criteria set by social standards. So I kept pursuing my career (to be successful), I kept my radar open for the perfect man (to make me happy) and was doing my best to please people (to be viewed as a good person).