“I wish I could close my eyes and forget about this part of the trip”.

When you are gone for a year you are of course going to face difficulties. Little did we expect it to be so soon. I believe we learned a lot of important things during this part of the journey but I know none of them feel as though it has been worth the stress.

We can accept the lessons and remember the good parts but for both of our sakes we need to move where we feel comfortable. Sometimes it feels like we are walking on glass here.

We may find ourselves back tracking down the coast again. It is good to meet people who you can trust and go to when you are travelling. Lucky for us those people are not too far away and welcome us with open arms.

We came on this trip for many reasons. To put ourselves into a toxic living environment was not one of them. We have a lot of figuring out to do and a rocky road ahead of us but we can both agree that this isn’t where we are suppose to be.

That’s one of the good things about bakcpacking; the freedom to leave situations that no longer serve your purpose. It is not always easy to just move on but you also don’t need to stay somewhere you feel uncomfortable just to get by. A lesson we can take home with us because ultimately, you actually always have that freedom. It is a matter of believing it and taking the actions to move into the things that will continue to help you grow.

It is OK to ask for help. We are all in this together. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, I believe it’s a sign of great courage.

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