Leave your comfort zone, have a road trip and become a different person. Yes, it is a fact. Right now I can’t leave my comfort zone because of Covid19 but there are so many times that I left my comfort zone and had a road trip and realized so many new things. For instance, I had a road trip between the 8th of February to the 16th of February, I have traveled respectively, Ukraine Lviv-Kyiv Odesa, Moldova Chișinău. During that journey, I met great people, I met AEGEEans, spent unique moments, and learned a lot. As I am kind of person who loves meeting new people, listen to their stories, I have collected so many stories, I won’t tell you what I have seen there what those cities are famous for where to visit, etc I am not the TripAdvisor in this article but I want to emphasize on the importance of leaving your comfort zone, So what does comfort zone mean? The dictionary meaning is a place or situation in which you feel safe or comfortable, especially when you choose to stay in this situation instead of trying to work harder or achieve more. it depends on how people perceive, it might be your home, it might be your bed, it might be your country We are human beings, we learn so many things day by day but the more time we spend in our comfort zone the less we will be likely to think, see, understand what’s happening in out of our comfort zone.
Anyway when it comes to places where I have been and what I have noticed and impressed I can tell that each place has its history, culture, traditions and so on. Besides that, I impressed when I see women in Ukraine are working in jobs that some people think women can’t do these jobs. I really won’t forget the people I met at Chișinău bus station, we had 3 hours conversation by not knowing the common language.
To sum up it with a quote by Anthony Bourdain who was an American celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian, “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
By Ali Tazegül