Lately, there is a quote by Gretchen Rubin that’s been plaguing me. It goes something like this, “I knew I wouldn’t discover happiness in a faraway place or in unusual circumstances; it was right here, right now— as in the haunting play “The Blue Bird,” where two children spend a year searching the world for the Blue Bird of Happiness, only to find it waiting for them when they finally return home.

(Looking up during a lone trek at the Abel Tasman National Park)

To be honest, sometimes I get lonely and homesick. This has prompted me to further question my main purpose of travel. Could it be that I have “outgrown” my dream?

I do not know. Yet.

Nonetheless, there are some consolations to know that I am not alone in my quest to pursue a travel dream. I found a kindred spirit on the road and perhaps, that’s how “life” (in its quirky little ways) is motivating me to continue on my journey.

(Never stop believing that there’s rainbow at the end of the road. A shot taken along my way to Abel Tasman.)

Here’s sharing a favorite quote that came into mind:

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”

(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6) 

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