Travel is my Boyfriend: How I found my True Love
Written By: Nicole Ballantine
So I recieved a newsletter today and all I could think is, not you again. In the past week, I have done absolutely everything to get you out of my head but once again you show up.
I intentionally bypass your snaps and unfollowed you on Facebook just to not be reminded of the feeling of rejection. But I do want to say something and that's thank you. A day feels like a year sometimes when you meet someone who can have such an impact on you and a positive one at that. I realized I was many things one especially, a relationship girl; and whenever guys met me they would be overwhelmed by my desire to love. This desire was well meaning and misdirected because there was something greater for me to focus on and it wasn't the longing for a guy I had spent a bit of time with but it was my burning desire to travel the world and meeting you put that in perspective for me.
I, unknowingly gave so much energy to a guy(s) (a few of you have been nothing but a headache) that I wasn't allowing myself to experience true love. The love of exploration, of seeing as much and as far as I could and quite frankly getting played put that in perspective for me. (At this time I was already traveling quite a bit but wasn't seeing how it truly fed me.) I now had no choice but to find something else to divulge in and I definitely was too upset to even bother with talking to another guy so I decided. Travel is my boyfriend. Yes, travel. Not saying a boyfriend is to be replaced but I have found something I could love as deeply and as freely without needing that feeling to be reciprocated and there's something so liberating about it, it would take one hell of a man to hold my attention the way the sight of a flight ticket does, or as I walk though the terminals of a country my feet have just stepped in..and that's when it hit me. Travel is my first love.
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