A year ago today I posted my first ever blog post on why I have decided to travel. looking back now, blogging about my travels has been one of the best decisions I made (apart from the actual travel part). While I hope my writing has improved since that first post I know I have grown as a person.
Some 12 months earlier I was just a shy IT guy who you could often find sitting around at home watching tv or playing computer games instead of going out and socializing with the world. That guy is now long gone and in his place is a happier, more confident individual who now not only dreams of travel destinations but makes them a reality.
I’ve met amazing people (both travellers and bloggers) that I both look up too and feel comfortable calling my friends. Never would the old me have let Cailin from travelyourself.ca film me and have it uploaded for the world to see, changed my planned itinerary and travelled to Italy just to meet Annie (waywardtraveller.com) and Suzy (suzyguese.com) or have been in Berlin for just a mere couple of hours before heading out into the city with no idea how to get home to meet up with D from dtravelsround.com so we could attend a pub crawl.
Along with so many other people I’ve met, I have to also thank my family for being so supportive even thought I know they would dearly love me to come home (sorry not just yet mum).
Travelling and the whole community that encompass it really are like a great big family to me. We help each other and leave the ego’s at the door. I’ve got no idea how my blog is going to evolve but if the last 12 months is anything to go on I’m really excited about its future.
So let me finish by saying that I am forever grateful to everybody that comments on my blog or has found the time to meet me in my travels. I hope I have left some sort of lasting impression on you just like you have all left on me.