The trip is over and I’m back home. Realising my days were no longer going to be filled with new experiences and a constant feeling of excitement about pretty much anything wasn’t great. I have had that before, last year after my first ever backpacking trip, so I knew what it felt like to come to the end of the adventure, but this time around it was different: I didn’t go back to gloomy, cold and stressed out Europe. I came back to my place in Vietnam. Yes, it’s cold here as well these days, but I don’t feel fully entitled to complain about the weather knowing I have friends and family that are freezing on their way to work all over Europe. I can take a couple of grey, chilly weeks.
In the meantime, I like to reminisce about my past month while wishing I could go back in time and relive it all and at the same time planning and daydreaming about my next trip.
So, in light of the theme for this week’s photo challenge, I’m here presenting you what keeps me optimistic: photos of landscapes that left me stunned, photos of people that have made me smile, photos of simple moments that I can still remember clearly… In other words, they are all photos that have enclosed unique, dear memories.
How can you not feel inspired to make more of those by looking at how big and silly your smile was in those old pictures?
What keeps you optimistic about your future?