Thanks to Leonie for this weeks questions – I didn’t put a call out because I forgot, but Leonie stumbled across last week’s call out and got in touch! So thank you all for your engagement, I love our little (and sadly brief) conversations very much!
Now let me answer your questions!
1) When did you start travelling?
I started travelling in 2nd year uni! I mean I’ve been overseas a few times for family holidays, but before 2nd year uni, my girlfriend and I did the classic, lets go to Europe trip and I’ve had the travel bug ever since!!!
And I’m most definitely not done yet!!!
2) How old are you?
I am 23 years old 🙂 I was born in Singapore, lived there for 10years then moved to Melbourne, Australia and have been here ever since!
3) How do you define home?
This has to be one of the best questions yet!
Home to me is not a specific location or place – it’s people.
Firstly, if my the people I care about most in the world are around me, that’s where home is. The people that are always there for you, no matter what. That unwavering unity and belief form the strongest foundations in my life, and if they’re around, I’m always home.
And after that, if I’m around people that are genuine, I also feel at home. I’ve experienced this a lot on my travels! Travelling for extended periods of time can sometimes become isolating and lonely – but meeting genuine people on the road is part of the experience.
I’ve met some incredible people on the road, who’ve reminded me that whatever is happening around the world – the most important interactions are the ones we engage in everyday. The kindness and generosity of complete strangers (who have become friends) emphasises to me that people are the pillars to a functioning society.
How we treat each other matters – and treating each other right should begin at home.
Wherever home is.