When I decided to start writing a travel blog, I had a pretty clear idea why, and for what purpose. So after I wrote my blog article for MWSRP, I immediately began writing content for Teja on the Horizon with stories from travels that were fresh in mind, thoughts and poetry that were current, and wrote a little bit about sustainability.
But I quickly realised that, while I had entered a new phase in my life, I hadn’t really gotten to know the new me. I couldn’t seem to get comfortable writing about my recent travelling.
It was as though I had no context. My feet could not find solid ground. I did not know to whom I was speaking. Or worse, as whom. So the stories seemed untethered, and couldn’t be written from my heart.
So I stopped. I realised that I first needed to reach back, back into the time when I began to travel again after my divorce: my ‘Blue Period’. And I discovered that it was during those travels – during which nothing obvious seemed to happen – that I re-made myself.
In writing out these travel stories, I walked that path again, but this time with the reflections of hindsight. And when these tales reached my time in the Maldives, I found that I am now up to speed – with myself.
These are the stories of personal growth through travel, during the Teja Blue Period.