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They say home is where the heart is, but a few other things can make any place truly feel like home.
I don’t know about you, but I am constantly looking for ways to create, explore, and bring new energies into my life. Thus, I’ve turned to traveling the world.
Over the past four months I’ve found myself on 4 different continents, in 12 countries, and in countless cities across the world. I didn’t expect to be traveling this long, but I’ve learned when your heart tells you to do something, you listen. Originally I had planned on traveling for around a month or so, but in typical Barrett fashion one month has turned into four and counting.
For as long as I can remember I said my dream was to travel the world, write, and make it a better place. So when I finally stopped in Spain for more than a minute, wrapped up in memories from home, with trinkets I’ve acquired from all over, and in my favorite UGG shoes, I was taken aback to realize I’m living my ultimate dream.
There is something so humbling about sitting in my UGG Scuff shoes, journaling about all the things I’ve done, and reflecting on how all this has happened simply because I allowed it to. From my Scuffs, to my orange journal, to my Rembrandt book that I’ve turned into a coloring book, there are few things that come with me wherever I go, but each one holds a special feeling and reminds me of home while I am so far far away.
There are just some things that can bring that sense of home with you wherever you go. Knowing that I was going to need this feeling of home throughout my travels, I super last minute, like 2-days-before-I-left-for-my-trip-last-minute, ordered a brand new pair UGG Scuffs from Zappos. As a last minute planner I turn to a select few companies to quickly get me the things I need for my trips. For years Zappos has been one of my go-to’s. Within 24 hours I had my UGG Scuffs as expected because Zappos promises - fast, free shipping, a 365-day return policy, and world class customer service.
I talk a lot about being grateful for everything in our lives, and sometimes that means being grateful for actual things. Unpacking these few items always puts a smile on my face, but actually using my journal, wearing my Scuffs, and just relaxing wherever I am is when I find myself the most grateful because I know the adventure is far from over.
Don’t let the fear of missing home, being away from your loved ones, or not having the comforts you are used to hold you back from living out your wanderlust dreams. Remember tomorrow will always be a day away. If there is anything I’ve learned, it is that something as simple as a pair of UGG Scuffs, an empty book waiting to be filled with your thoughts, and a few favorite articles of clothing can make any place feel like home.
What are somethings that you take with you on your travels to bring that feeling of home with you wherever you go? Let me know in the comment section below!
Now go get to it!