"We travel not to escape life,
but for life not to escape us."
Moments away from home puts things in perspective. It's true we travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us. We are only ever truly living in the present when we are taken out of our mundane routine of life and put in a different environment, and it is then that we can learn to truly appreciate the things we already have.
With studies taking up temporary priority I want to take this time to do a throwback, reminiscing on the times back in early January when I was travelling around Taiwan with my family:
Surrounded by family whilst travelling on a train as I write this, a very strong thought comes to mind. Nothing stays the same so we must cherish it now. We will grow up, we will move out, we will have our own families to look after. Meanwhile our parents grow old and change mentally and physically. The young days are leaving us quick, this is probably one of our last family holidays together, a bitter-sweet thought. Taiwan, you are honoured.
To be so attached to something is painful and beautiful all at the same time, but all worth it. This unbreakable bond I have with my family, I wouldn't give up for anything. For me, love for my family is everything. And that is what it should be. The purest most honest form of love that exists.
The first, and most probably last, article which consists of no elements of fashion whatsoever, my apology for those who come here for fashion inspiration. Let this be a nice break from the material things we surround ourselves with.
*Good news, Taiwan was not our last family holiday. The Chensters are taking down Japan in December!