Let me start off by saying that I’m the type of person who never leaves home aside from going to work and running the same weekly errands. At times, I wonder if I’ve made a mistake: Letting myself fall into such a routine where I condemn myself to the same fate over and over again – but frankly, physical things rarely move or impress me.
Traveling to new places feels all the same to me. Maybe it’s because despite my surroundings changing, home is essentially me; So I had never really taken the initiative to even think that perhaps a change in scenery is something that I really need.
Despite this – Sometimes the universe has a funny way of bringing you the most unexpected gift you never knew you wanted – And this trip to Seattle ended up coming to me in such a way.
I went to visit a friend I hadn’t talked to in a really long time – And looking back at these several months surrounding this trip, there have been so many eye-opening lessons about life that I needed to learn for myself: Lessons I was having a hard time learning just through living my normal day-to-day life.
Some lessons I learned from my trip to Seattle:
- Everything in life is divinely timed and guided to you, for you.
- There are symbols and meanings in life’s synchronicities and strange happenings. Look for them.
- There are people that love you.
- Focus on growing yourself spiritually.
- Give back to the people you love.
- I have grown and changed more than I realize.
This is such a strange blog post – but I feel as if I need to write this down, no matter how scatter-brained this may seem.
I hope that if perhaps you are reading this and you feel emotionally drained or uninspired with your life, go somewhere. Travel!
Look for signs from the universe, like in a dream or a Youtube video or in random conversations. If you feel magically drawn or called to go somewhere – Go! Sometimes we believe that we are stuck with what we have in life, but sometimes it is all about surrendering yourself to fate that will show you how truly free and abundant you are to be alive in this world.
There are so many more places I went to in this beautiful city, but I forget so easily to take pictures! Actually, the only times I truly want to take pictures is when there’s beautiful landscapes, food, or art.
If you’re perhaps interested in going to Seattle yourself, here is a list of things to do in Seattle:
Also check out Local Adventurer’s post for the Ultimate Bucket List of 101 Things to Do in Seattle for more!
Some Practical Tips for Traveling in Seattle
- Get an Orca Card: When you arrive at the Airport, you can take the Light Rail and there is a kiosk where you can get a card. Orca cards are the easiest way to pay for transportation throughout Seattle. You can use them to pay for riding the bus, light rail, monorail, and ferry.
- Use Google Maps to plan out your transit route: Just enter in your Current Location and your Destination address, and it will show you which buses or trains you can take, and how long it’ll take to get there with each route. Once you get a feel for it, you’ll be traveling like a local!
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help – The locals are really nice and helpful!
- Stay at an AirBnb to save money: There are so many AirBnb’s in Seattle that are close to downtown and many of Seattle’s tourist attractions. Seattle has such a great transportation system that no matter where you are, you can easily find multiple buses that will take you to wherever you want to go in the city. Plus, it was really helpful to have a laundry machine I could use since I was staying for a week.
If you’re interested in booking an Airbnb the next time you travel, use my Airbnb referral link to get $40 off your home booking and get $15 to use toward an experience worth $50 or more.
Thank you my lovely readers for stopping by! This ended up being more of a blog post for me so that I could collect my thoughts and be reminded of this special adventure – But I hope you could find this helpful if you’re planning to travel somewhere yourself.
Remember to be safe on your journeys wherever you decide to go – And until next time xx