I took a screenshot of this because I want to keep the original in my inbox.
You. Whoever you are, wherever you are, really just cheered me up. I would give you a hug if I could. And you know what - the trip, defying expectations of our world - that was amazing. And I would do it again, one thousand times. The stuff I saw, the friends I made, and above all doing things that I never imagined I could do. It’s something I wish everyone could experience.
See this view:
That’s a place called Arthur’s Seat. It’s at the top of a tall mountain on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland. The night I climbed it, I was just wandering around the city when I looked up and decided on the spot - I gotta climb that. And I have to say, three hours later, standing on top of something so beautiful, alone, after having gotten there on your own two feet, thousands of miles away from everyone who knows you: it’s the most powerful feeling.
I’m only a mess now because I sort of screwed my education and finances before I left. That’s the real stress, and it’s just mixing with the fact that I miss travelling and doing amazing things like climbing Scottish mountains at night. I completely encourage everyone to try to follow their dreams - really. Because it will always be worth it. Once I sort my situation out, I will always hold this trip close to my heart. I’m 19, and you’re right, I just have to keep moving forward.
Again thank you, I actually felt physically calmer after reading your message. <3