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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Just hold on, we're going home...





Do we really want all those things in life we tell ourselves we want? 

I've recently been thinking about this a lot. Throughout my life, it's fair to say I've done a decent amount of travelling. I've lived in about 3 different counties, gone to only God knows how many different schools. Every summer I left to spend time with family in another country. I've always wished for a more stable life, to be able to stay one place for an extended amount of time so I can feel like I live & belong in that place/country/town. 

But in that same breath, every break from school I get I plan a trip. One a weekend I go to Quebec, next weekend I leave again to spend time in Toronto with family. The following weekend for reading week, I plan to leave again. Christmas I go back to Jamaica, and I'm trying to even co-ordinate a trip to do over my Spring Break with the infamous Domo & something over the summer with Lisa. If stability is all I've wanted for so long, why am I still doing so much all-over-the-place living? I now have the opportunity to just STAY PUT & I'm still not doing that. 

I think it's natural for us to do what's comfortable. The idea of staying at school over a break & not leaving...actually makes me quite uncomfortable & nervous. Making me think that maybe stability & staying one place for an extended amount of time really isn't what I want. I don't want to feel stagnated at any point in time. Having something to look forward to, and continuing to swim is what makes my life worth living. Whenever I've stayed one place for too long, I've gotten quite down & depressed about it. 
I still believe stability is a major part of a persons life & necessary...but I'm beginning to think it's simply not a feasible thing for me to do anymore.

I'm too used to moving. It's comfortable. It's familiar. 

I'm curious what cities/countries are you all from? Let me know! 


x Leah Symonne x

29 comments:

  1. I'm from Espoo Finland. I'm a traveler soul just as you are, but I haven't traveled as much as you have (probably). It's been killing me to be home for about 4 months now. Or I did go to our neighbor country for a day but I don't think that counts for travelling. Anyway, it's so hard to just stay and be happy! On the other hand, as you pointed out, it does make our lives more stable, more safe in a way. To be able to trust people around us and do the things we always do. I see no reason why you should suddenly just stay foot, so just keep moving ans seeing places if you feel that's the thing you want to do :)

    http://passionblogi.blogspot.fi/

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  2. Amazing!
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  3. Hey,:) stability isn't just about where you're living, where you have been and where you're going, the stability starts from yourself, so if you're mentally & healthy stable, well, there's no reason why you can't be stable somewhere else? If you enjoy being nowhere and everywhere, well, this is quite a quality you got here because, traveling the world is so much more exciting to me than living a quiet life on some avenue for the rest of my life... I mean, I don't judge people who doesn't like too much wavy events, but still, you're made this way and I'm also a big planner traveler, so, just enjoy the fact you're able to see the world! Some can't! :) xx

    www.leenatheunicorn.blogspot.com

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  4. U.S.A.! :)
    -Sammy @ www.peaceandloveandicecream.com

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  5. Staying in one place is overrated lol . There'll be enough of that when we are old and grey.

    www.18goingonthirty.blogspot.ca

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  6. I'm so ready for our summer plans :D

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  7. I always lived in Portugal but I love to travel to other contries! Thank you for your comment, you are so sweet! :D
    I followed you on Instagram :D

    http://free-colors.blogspot.pt/

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  8. I live in CA but I was born and bred in the Philippines where I lived for 22 years. Moving to America and seeing all the things it offers has inspired me to visit more places. :) I actually felt like I related to this. So nice.

    http://theilyxx.blogspot.com/

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  9. You're beautiful. I love to travel but haven't moved around so much. Would you like to follow each other on Facebook, Bloglovin', GFC, and/or Instagram? Please let me know if you're interested.

    Louisa Moje
    http://lapassionvoutee.blogspot.com/

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  10. If you're lucky enough to move around and travel a lot, I say go for it :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  11. Love your beanie!!!

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  12. Hey, I have tagged you for the liebster award because, how could I not? If you feel like it you can check it out! x
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  13. Hello, I've just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, http://bellalovesbear.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/the-versatile-blogger-award.html x

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  14. OMG!
    what a small world haha
    i guess i should change the picture eh?

    i like this post......i want a life like urs, I've never left Jamaica :(
    I want to follow you but I don't know how to......kinda new to this

    itsjustshalay.blogspot.com

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  15. You look so cute! Great photos!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  16. i just did it!
    Imma need you to help me to make my blog as cool as yours :)

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  17. You have such a lovely blog!
    I'm sure i want to follow you!

    xx
    allthatmatters.tk

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  18. Great pictures! And I'm from the South of England

    Beth | BeautyBubbles xo

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Loving the beanie girl!

    Anna Czarina

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  20. You look so cool! great beanie! I'm from Poland:)

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  21. I sure will
    u can follow me also :)

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  22. Born and raised in amsterdam, the netherlands. I love to travel but I dont want to live somewhere else than amsterdam.
    MyStyleDiaryBLOG

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  23. I'm from LA but I live in New York and I don't ever want to go back. You look cute by the way.

    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

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  24. Awhn you have the cutest smile! :) Thanks so much for the comment my dear, im following you now <3
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  25. What an interesting post! I'm from a small town in Ireland and I just have this longing to live abroad. I know that in my later years I will settle in Ireland but as soon as I can I want to work all around the world! I'm thinking of studying for a year in Toronto next year too so fingers crossed I'll be brave enough to go and do it !! :)
    Hannah x
    Crimson Threads

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  26. First off, your photos are so dope!...Secondly, I love this post. I'm dying to travel, but I know my time will come.

    xo,
    Michaela
    www.neverhadavanity.blogspot.com

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