Hello my name is Khadijah. I am currently a recent college graduate that enjoys reading. This blog is for me to speak on my observations, say things about my travels, talk about books and just for me to express myself in a public domain. If you have any questions please feel free to ask :).
Resting during travel, to me is important because it allows
me to feel better about the trip. Don’t get me wrong, I love to be in new
places. I genuinely enjoy traveling and exploring new places. However, I have
learned that its ok to just rest your first day or your first few days
depending on how long your trip is. But honestly it allows you to regroup and
just have a break from moving and going. Plus, when you rest, you have more
energy to go forward and do more with your day. Not everybody can just jump in
to the festivities as soon as they arrived. Do not be afraid of taking a break
and listening to your body as needed. Just because you are in a new place, does
not mean you can’t rest and have fun.
I have honestly been thinking about this question a lot.
Does traveling truly make me happy? I have a trip coming up in less than a
month and honestly, I am truly excited, but I wanted to make sure that i am not
trying to escape. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that sometimes we need to
escape from everyday life, however I just wanted to make sure that I was not
trying to escape because I am unsatisfied.
was reading a book (as I usually am) and the woman talked about things that truly
make us happy. Sometimes our happiness can be unfamiliar to us because we have spent
a great deal of time surpressing it. In preparing for this trip, I just want to
make sure that I not only am I happy during the planning stage, but also that I
am going to enjoy the trip because I want to be there not because I am trying
to escape anything. So, to answer the question, yes traveling does make me happy,
when I am not doing for the wrong reasons.
What about you? Does traveling make you happy? Answer below!
Let’s be honest not many people
think about being healthy while they are vacationing, unless they are on a
retreat that requires them to work out most people are not thinking about
working out. So today I am going to provide my thoughts on it.
I see no problems with working out while on vacation. Personally, I enjoy stretching
or even doing yoga and supporting a local studio if I can. Also, it allows you
to keep out with your workout routine that you may have at home. Most of the
time I count my walking during the rip as exercise. Or even if you decide to go
hiking you are working out.
not writing this post to tell you to work out rather to let you know people do workout
and if you choose too that’s fine. Just make sure you are respecting the
cultures code with the workout clothes and you should be good to workout how
you want. (note this is not legal advice)
Tip for the week: Working out while traveling can be done.
So many times, we decide to take trips based off list or
just go along with what our friends want. I am here to tell you not to because
you want to live your life with no regrets. If you do not want to travel,
please do not feel the need to succumb to societal pressures about where to
travel to or even just go places because your friends want to go to them. There
are many people who go places just because people want them to. Don’t ignore
your desires or what you truly want to do. Put yourself first and say to the
people telling you where to go, that you make your decisions for you. If you
have no desire to study abroad don’t. if you don’t have the desire to travel to
Mexico or leave your home country and just prefer to explore your own country,
do so. Do not allow anyone to guilt you into traveling somewhere or even if you
choose to go alone. For some reason when women try to travel alone people frown
upon it themselves to say its not safe. (that’s another blog) The point is
travel how you want to. Be selfish not only with your energy but also how you
Recently I have been feeling
insecure about my weight. Every time I look in the mirror I don’t feel as though
I deserve to be traveling. I know some of you may be thinking, well if you don’t
like it then change it, which I agree with, however a portion of my weight gain
has come from many changes in my life from getting off birth control to a life
of added stress within the past couple of months. I then began to doubt if I
should be traveling. Then I had to remember that I was limiting myself by
staying in that mindset. Each trip is what you make it no matter your size enjoys
your journey. Make sure your healthy of course, but don’t put off doing things
that you truly want to do. Even if you must start never let your size stop you from
enjoying your life.
This travel bug has truly made me consider taking out a loan
and just moving to Bali and just live off the beaches and just ignore life. However, I will admit that I did let the bug
bite me this time and I am about to book a trip. This trip is going to be
different because I have been to this place, but I am going back under
Usually when I take my trips, for some reason a couple of
weeks before the trip a man that I’m usually either friends with or interested
in being in a relationship has a falling out with me. This year I will not have
the same problem because I made the vow to not date for a year. So, this will
be my first international trip where I am not interested in a man prior to my
trip. So, I let the travel bug bite me this time. Honestly, I could use a
little fun and reflection especially since I started getting deeper into my
spiritual journey. Sometimes the travel bug can bite you especially when you kept
trying to push it away, but usually it bites when it’s supposed to.
Travel Tip: Know its ok to let the travel bug to bite
This topic is a bit different because I have seen many
articles about people trying to avoid certain countries when it is the “rainy
season” or when its too hot. Honestly, I would tell you that you cannot base when
and what time of the year to travel all the time. I remember that I booked a
flight to Belize in the month of October.
What I didn’t know was technically this was the rainy season. Thankfully
during the week, it rained in the early morning, but I was still able to enjoy
the day. I say this to say to never let a season stop you from traveling. There
is no crystal ball to predict what the weather will be when you travel.
However, don’t make the decision based off blogs, go where you want to as long
as you feel safe.