I’d like to thank my passport for…

Over the past few years I’ve been lucky to be able to do a lot of traveling. As soon as I finished university I started getting itchy feet to go and see new things but a combination of bad health and falling quickly into a job kept me on solid ground for a while.

Once I was a bit further up the career ladder (in a proper job where I had my own email address and actual colleagues, shall we say), I started getting some good use out of my passport. I had a temporary job for quite a while at one point, and while I was always slightly scared it would end at any given time, the freedom it gave me was perfect. These days I play the ‘use your annual leave really carefully’ game to get the most of travel time, but I’m not complaining. I like my work/life balance just fine and I’ve had some really amazing experiences in places far and 

I bloody love my passport. 

I have really adventurous friends so I’m lucky to always have someone who wants to come along, be it for a weekend or a few weeks to explore somewhere new.

There have too many memorable travel moments to fit into a ramble like this, but I am truly thankful for my passport- and here’s a few reasons why:

Sri Lankan sunsets and mountain climbing with some of my favourite people while managing to completely escape Western life for a couple of weeks.

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The chance to visit family members who have carved out lives in places that look like this:

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A chance to regroup away from too many similar things after a really hard time, just two hours away by plane.

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Making me appreciate how much greater nature is than we ever could be.

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Making me more and more curious about people I’ve never met and things I’ve never seen.

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Allowing me to go to places that make me feel like I’ve always belonged.

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Sending a serious reality check to remind me that phones and technology and social media are so inferior to feeling properly happy.

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6 thoughts on “I’d like to thank my passport for…

  1. It looks beautiful, I’ll need to put it on “my list” – I’m just a short hop away from Ireland, in Scotland , so I should really go and see the sights. Thanks!

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