Traveling to new places can change your life. You don't have to fly across the country to see new places. Exploring your area with fresh eyes can do that. Seeing images and scenery that you've never seen before expands your world. Trying new foods expands your palate. Going on new adventures takes you out of your comfort zone. Talking to people you may not otherwise interact with broadens your outlook. Reading a book can inspire new action. We don't always realize or believe that we need to change our lives, but the truth is we should always be looking for ways to do so. Changing is growing, learning, improving, and becoming more knowledgeable of the world around us. We should not let the comfort of our daily lives and routines prevent us from opening new doors and exploring different viewpoints. On a daily basis I may retain many of my personal routines but over the course of my life, I hope I find ways to keep changing. I want to continue to increase my knowledge, understanding, and experience of the world around me.
*As a footnote: If I had to pick one food item from this trip that really may have been life changing, I'd have to go with the beignets from "The Lost Cajun". Warm, fresh, light as air, and dusted with powdered sugar that melted into every bite. I've had them before, but never as good as these. They were worth every powdered sugar spot on my face and clothing. From now on, I will seek out beignets wherever we go and compare them back to these delicious examples- that is indeed life-changing :-).