Life forms no logical patterns, it is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by.
Sharing the landscape with the Eiffel tower while wearing one of my favourite Parisian vintage dresses. Taking photos with my dear friend Alice. Enjoying the Paris sunshine. Taking photos infront of the Louve.
Are all parts of memories I don’t want to forget.
However, they are apart of my memory which is fading. Names of places become fuzzy, names of food aren’t contained in my memory bank and each church becomes meshed into one. Looking back on a diary entry written on the plane back to Melbourne, I read the words, ‘I’m scared to forget.’
Maybe some of you travellers feel the same? Afraid of forgetting the thrills, the unexpected moments, the excitement, the inspiration and the beauty. Or maybe some of us are afraid of forgetting our ‘travel self’ that more adventurous, more motivated, more inspiring character who was willing to step out of their comfort zone rather than accept normality and safety. I know I am. Scared of forgetting these special experiences, those special moments and that special person I had thought I had become.
What do you guys think? Did you have similar fears when coming back home?
But I don’t want to let these fears stifle me but hoping to let it fuel my discontent with normality. To be inspired each day to see something different and new.
To fight these fears with the expectation. And the hope that there will be more adventures, more special moments, and more amazing memories.
Valerie Bong – Founder & Content Executive
Val is an Arts/Commerce student currently based in Leeds, UK. As a photographer and documenter she loves celebrating the beauty of the world. With her love for capturing special moments she specialises in fashion, wedding, family and event photography.
Alice Sarsfield-Hall -Photographer
Studying English and French and a lover of Sunday Roast, Alice is an avid photographer and lover of English puns. Founding Leed’s University’s first Cancer Awareness Council this young lady has a very bright future ahead of her.
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