Moving is improving, at least so far.
I like to think I become a new person every time I move, not necessarily a better one, but someone that understands it’s own needs and particularities better.
I lived in Brazil for 18 years without truly knowing who I was. I studied and grew up surround by the same group of people all along, we were together for my entire life, and I am not necessarily talking about best friends here, but classmates and acquaintances.
Growing up in a place where everyone expects you to behave and act a certain way gets hard. It gets to a point where you become a caricature of yourself, you do things without knowing why you are doing them, just because that is how you’ve been doing it all along. I never had any room to change, to grow, or even understand who I was or what I was doing there.
So yes, I believe that moving is improving, at least it is when you learn how to take advantage of it. I am not afraid to settle, I know it will happen, I want it to happen one day, but until then, I’ll just jump from place to place and see what I like.
- Post’s photo: The view from house in Pirapora, Brazil.