Chelsea

Chelsea
January 10, 2017
    

Well it’s safe to say that the Chelsea that left Melbourne a week or so ago is definitely not the same one flying back on Sunday. To quote a certain crazy misfit, a “spiritual detox” has definitely taken place somewhere between riding tractors and hiking up mountain in the blistering hot sun (I have all of the ridiculous tan lines to prove it!) and the serenity of the rice fields of Phreah Kor. My heart has been utterly cracked open. If not by cheeky little smiling faces and breath taking views around this incredible country, listening to story after story and creating new and unforgettable memories with some of the most amazing people has done it. Witnessing the reality of life in a third-world country has been extremely confronting, as beautiful as the people I’ve spent time with are and the places I have seen, we live in a different world in Melbourne. That I have been made painfully aware of. This trip has pushed me well out of my comfort zone and challenged me both mentally, emotionally and physically. It has lead me to think about questions like why it is that I feel the need to pick up my camera and photograph what I see around me, where my “happy place” is and how exactly I ended up here in Cambodia?! Some questions have been answered, others are yet to be uncovered and the rest I may spend the rest of my life looking for… And that’s alright with me. I’m already planning my next trip and I cant wait to see where life is going to take me next! Jul mouy!!!

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