Cape Town, South Africa – Funny thing about travel. As you come in contact with new people and have new experiences far from home and your comfort zone, travel changes you. The longer you travel and are away from familiar surroundings, the more you change. Over the course of my first two plus months on the road, I’ve felt myself going through this. I can feel that I have changed, hopefully for the better, and adopted more of a world view after living with and amongst people from all over the world and experiencing life with them in places that are quite different from home.
There’s a certain expectation within society of how one’s life is supposed to unfold. As a guy you’re supposed to graduate from high school, either get a job or go to college and then get a job, meet and marry a girl, have kids, and grow old. At no point in that to-do list will you see “quit your job and move back in with your parents after living on your own for fourteen years.” Apparently, I’m one of the few who got that memo.