I am an introvert at heart. I need to be alone to re-energize… which makes raising three children who won’t let you go to the bathroom alone a bit of a challenge. I used to be afraid of the thought of traveling alone, but now I truly love it. You are free to do as you please without the stress of anyone else’s agenda. I am my most authentic self when I am traveling. I am not trying to get away from anyone, I am trying to get closer to myself.
“My spirit gets nourished in faraway places. Sometimes I wonder if it’s a biological need, perhaps a biological flaw, that compels me to seek the excitement and challenge that comes of being in a place where nobody knows me.
Other times I think that my compulsion to settle into communities that are different from the ones I know is related to my passion for experiential learning. I learn best and most happily by doing, touching, sharing, tasting. When I’m somewhere I’ve never been before, learning goes on all day, every day.”
― Rita Golden Gelman,