I Am Never Really Lost, I am Just in Transit

By now, even if you haven’t actually read Lord of the Rings, you’ve seen the quote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” Yes, that quote, the one that every traveler likes to put up on their Pinterest and Twitter accounts. However irritating it can be to see that phrase for the umpteenth time, it still rings true for good reason – not all those who wander are lost. Many are just on a journey.


Even if you are lost, what is so inherently bad about that? If you think about it, getting lost is actually quite a fun adventure. We love to get lost in our own thoughts and daydreams.

But good or bad, being lost is a temporary state. No matter how far you go, you will always end up at a destination. Perhaps it won’t be the destination that you were intending- often the destinations in life never are – but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t where you are supposed to be.

Although we would like it to be, life isn’t effortless. It is a series of trials, shut downs, failures, and successes, and these states are what cause us to lose and regain our footing. Regardless, every step you take whether it be forwards, backwards or diagonally, you are moving. And by moving you are going somewhere.



So in the end you have never really lost your way. You are just taking a new direction. You are moving. You are changing. You are becoming.

And then one day, you will be found.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Love your reflection here Jessica! Yes it’s great to wander! There is such a bad perception about wandering but like you we think that it is a fantastic thing to help us to discover or re-discover and to just be in the moment! Next year we are getting lost for a year as we are taking a year off to travel 🙂
    Keep up the great work!
    Patrick and Cecile from http://www.travel4lifeblog.com


    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you for stopping by! I agree, being a wanderer is a blessing rather than a curse as many people see it. Where are you guys going for the year?! I can’t wait to follow you on your blog.

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      1. Well said Jessica! In January 2017, we are taking a year off and we will probably spend 6 months in South America then we will probably go to Europe! Lots of adventures to come on our blog ! We cannot wait! Patrick and Cecile from http://www.travel4lifeblog.com


      2. Jessica says:

        Oh how WONDERFUL. I’m so glad that you guys are able to do that. Make sure to check out Liège in Belgium and Belize in S. America.

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