Do not fear leaving behind…

…the familiar. Go forth. Explore!

Many times, personal growth can happen when we leave the familiar and dive head in into strange experiences.  It may be scary and uncomfortable, but those are usually signs that we should do it, we should go for it. The things we can learn through those experiences are priceless and can lead to some incredible self discoveries.

And the best part about this – you don’t have to leave your city(though seeing a completely different culture is also beneficial). Just go to a different part of town, go somewhere you’ve never been before, try a new activity you’ve never done before, a new food you’ve never tasted…The possibilities are endless, if only you are willing!

Go forth!



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4 thoughts on “Do not fear leaving behind…

  1. March 30, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Perfect for today!:)

    1. OléVolta
      March 30, 2012 at 9:39 am

      Thank you so much! :)

  2. March 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    What a great post! It is so true. I’ve been an exchange student in the US about five years ago and it was one of the best things I ever did.

    1. OléVolta
      April 2, 2012 at 8:20 am

      Thank you Sarah! I know what you mean exactly. I studied in Argentina for a semester and absolutely had a blast!! I love traveling :D

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