AUGUST 17th, 2021
It's November 2009 and we've already spent two wonderful days roaming around Istanbul. On day three we crossed the Bosphorus Strait for no better reason than to say we actually stood in Asia, and even though the ferry was enjoyable, there wasn't much to sightsee outside of the residential neighborhood.
At that time I was still new to traveling and wasn't sure when I'd get the chance to actually see an Asian city, so I thought this was a good shortcut for the time being. But then I wondered, "Why was I trying to rush something for the sake of arguement?"
I've grown to realize that distorting facts can often cause more harm than good. The "Fake it 'till you make it" mentality may seem small, but it's easy to get so caught up that it takes away from the actual journey. Patience is a virtue lost on those who strive to cut too many corners, and learning to trust in yourself may open up a world of possibilities.