I just got back from a week long escape to the South of France – hmmm yes it was as lovely as it sounds! My only worry for the week was what time I planned on going to the beach and what time we were having apéro – very important decisions to make.
I grew up with a French background, yet American in many ways. I tend to forget the differences between the two cultures. Staying in a small town by the Mediterranean made me realize how different the values people prioritize in their daily lives. It’s actually really beautiful and refreshing and you find yourself assimilating to their culture pretty fast.
Sometimes (mostly always) going away helps put your life into perspective. It’s a time to reflect and think about your state of being. A shift in culture allowed for me to have that mental space I needed, clarity, and just a friendly reminder that there is more than one way to live your life.
What do you think? Are you easily influenced by a different culture, a trip abroad, a different surrounding?
image via Gray Malin