No Regrets, Just Keep Moving Forward…

Published October 25, 2015 by Maryann Kate

Hey Everybody,

So I’ve been home for about 3 1/2 months now and here’s where I’m at and a few things I’ve realized….

  • I went on the trip/adventure of a lifetime and I realized it after I got home
  • I’m not as organized as I thought I was
  • Life truly does stand still when you leave for 18 months
  • It wasn’t as hard to get readjusted into normal life as I thought it would be
  • I like privacy and quietness
  • I have to live by the ocean and experience four seasons per year
  • Everything seems different because I am different
  • I can fulfill any of my dreams because I am courageous and willing to take risks in life

This is by no means the entire list of what I learned while traveling Down Under but merely a small fraction of the knowledge that I gained. I had such an amazing experience and it’s been hard for me to sum it up into words. A journey like the one that I went on is better experienced than described with words or pictures. Only fellow travelers truly understand the ups and downs that I went through. I have no regrets about anything. Everything I went through taught me something about myself. I am forever changed from making this bold move and following my heart.

I met so many amazing people along this trip. Some people were teachers, students, friends, colleagues, soul mates, and villains. But every one of these people had something to show me about myself and the world. I have loads of great memories around Australia and New Zealand. It’s so wonderful how complete strangers can share one day together and remember it for a lifetime. Or at least I definitely will. These people have worked their way into my heart and forever there they will stay. Some relationships hurt, some relationships made my soul flow with love, some people were extremely hard to let go of. Isn’t it funny how we met certain people in our lives? Why those particular people and why at that time? That’s what makes life interesting. We may never see any of those people again and I’ve learned that there’s a lot of people that I won’t meet again. But maybe once was enough. Or maybe we’ll meet again if it’s meant to be.

My wish is that all the people that I have met along my life are able to find what makes their soul happy and complete. One of my dreams was to travel to Australia and I made it happen (I also made it to New Zealand too). I’m so proud of what I accomplished and that I was able to live on my own for 18 months without any guarantees of being able to do so. I made it work because I believed that I could. I went with the flow of life and followed my instincts. I hope to be an inspiration to people one day with what I did. If I can change one person’s life, I’ll consider myself lucky.

I’ve felt a little lost since coming home, which is understandable considering the adventure I was on. I’m slowly finding my place in the world but the journey is lifelong. I’m finding out what makes me happy and I’m going for it. No regrets. Never any regrets. Mistakes are made and that’s what makes it life. Move on and keep going forward. Always keep the faith that better things are coming your way because they are. I am capable of great things and I know I’m on the right track.

I want to thank everyone who I’ve ever met and know that my world has been changed because I met you. Sending love to everyone always. You all are awesome 🙂

Love Always,



6 comments on “No Regrets, Just Keep Moving Forward…

  • Maryann I was so happy to see you back in the states. It sounds like the journey of a lifetim ; one that most of us will never experience. I look forward to spending some quality time with you seen to hear more about your adventures!

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