It has taken me three weeks but I have finally finished the book Vagabonding by Rolf Potts. Truly an inspirational book for anyone who has the dream to travel for a lengthy period of time.
So much of this book resonated with me, but the very last chapter could have been me writing it. Everything Potts said about returning home after a lengthy travel experience rang true to my ears.
“And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” A quote from T.S. Eliot’s “Little Gilding”
This quote was exactly how I felt when I returned to Canada after three years of living abroad. I felt like I didn’t fit in and needed to resort to my old self in order to fit back in. I didn’t like it at first but I came to realize that the patience I learned while traveling helped me readjust to life in Canada.
I still love talking about my travels but I also know how to read my audience to who would actually be interested.
This book is one that will come with me wherever I go. Lots of handy resources and profiles of fellow vagabonders will keep me on my path.