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5 Things I Have Learned Through Travelling

As of lately, I’ve been on a bit of a mission. One of them, is to tick off – the bucket list of places I’ve always wanted to visit. In my mind, I’ve embarked on route 66 but for now I’m currently in Atlanta! In my next blog, I’ll be getting into what I’ve gotten up to so far, and what the ATL has to offer.  (For those of you that travel or are new to this world of adventure, you may be familiar with a few things in this list either or…you heard it here first!

 5 things I have learned through travelling

1) Have an open mind.

If you don’t, you could end up getting frustrated over things you would otherwise overlook, within your hometown. It’s not about compromising who you are but having a little patience. This goes a long way, into having a fruitful experience.

2) I’m an ambassador for my country.

Whenever I visit a new country, people often tell me how they would love to visit London/the UK. I know its cold majority of the time, and I also know I’m not the only one that finds after being in a country majority of your life, things can get a little boring. However, the excitement I see in people’s faces lets me know, I can be –am, a great ambassador for my country. So with casual ”Hello’s” and informal introductions out of the way; ”Excuse me”? Think, selling point. High-time I get paid for it too!

Mama Mia

3) Self-Love

Ever heard of the saying ”it’s not you, it’s me.” Well if you’re new to a country, whether visiting or relocating and the odd person doesn’t immediately gravitate towards you, then fret not. They’re just as curious as you were; trying to explore that hidden gem of a market you heard about from your friend’s trip to morocco. Sometimes. So just swap that -timeless old saying around, the next time you see prying eyes. Really, ”It’s not me, it’s you.’’ 😊

4) I’m posh, even when I’m not trying to be.

5) You can make lifelong connections through travelling.

I have met many kinds of people, some in which I am still in contact with. Whether it’s through a mutual contact, being on summer break, work-related travel or simply through conversation in a social gathering; don’t be afraid to talk to people. Observe your surroundings (as a safety tip), now take the floor. At least, one person.

Sweet

Awkwardness

We’ve all been in awkward situations. (Some more frequently than others). 😊 Here’s a little list I made earlier:

1) Getting a random friend request on Facebook, and after one month into accepting you get asked the following…

“Do I know you?”

2) Having that long-time crush who knows nothing about the fact you’re heart skips a beat when they pass by and then the moment arrives, he/she is stood in front of you & introduces themselves asking for you’re name, and silence. When you finally do remember to speak, you do weird things like look at you’re hands or ladies? touch the hair. (I’m sorry I had to do it).

3) Here comes the potential line manager with: “You say you’re a leader in your CV, what makes you think that?” Or “Why did you leave you’re last job?” Just before you can answer you’re hit with, “How do I know you won’t do the same here?” Seriously, I’ve heard first hand of these cases and would hate to be in that situation, though I’ve had the odd weird encounter myself.

Awkward.

I say its how you handle it. Awkward is one of those waves that come, unofficially deemed “cool” thanks to celebrity branding, or just sell millions of records. Take Pharrell for example, N.E.R.D? I mean the name says it all, but he was nothing but himself, and it worked. With the huge success of Issa Rae’s Awkward Black Girl, awkwardness might be here to stay. So, the next time anyone makes you feel awkward, own it. Or just think of you’re favourite celebrity or someone you admire, they’re probably just as awkward as you.

How would you deal with awkwardness in any situation? Don’t be shy, take the poll and find out!