Updated: Sep 12, 2018
For those who have come from the old site to this - you'll know this already. For new folks - I get lost ... easily. Now, I have to admit that I can realign myself easily enough and soon go forth on my adventure, but getting lost is still ... normal.
This seems to be a common theme for travelers - lost. We feel lost when we travel to a new place. We feel lost in our own skin when we return home. We remain uncertain where we are meant to be, and that it plenty good.
What I find the hardest to do when traveling is finding that sense of community. I'm an introvert and meeting new people drains me. It's part of the reason I'm not a world traveler (though I aspire to be). It's part of the reason that I have my comfortable locations within my city and I am okay with that.
But we still get lost, even in our own places.
I traveled through Seoul with some new friends the other day. We went to Dongdaemun for yarn then to City Hall and up to the main palaces. All normal. All safe. All good. Then I entered a palace I had been inside before through a different entrance, and ... I was lost. Completely turned around, confused and bothered.
It added a new perspective. I found new beauty in the buildings I normally ignored. It was good.