I feel as though the more I travelled, the more I learned to appreciate the voice of culture. From a more personal perspective, before I jumped on a plane to Scotland, I felt as though I had my sh*t together. I had been with the same guy for 4 years, I had a supportive family at home that loved me, a job back in Vancouver waiting for me once I got back. I felt untouchable.
I guess, at the end of the day, the high’s feel high and the low’s… well, they feel low. I was not untouchable, in fact I was pretty much the opposite. I spent nights up until 4 AM, a little too homesick for my own good.
When I’m stressed, I find that podcast’s ease my mind. There is something about listening to another human, one that you don’t personally know, talk about things that you love or are interested in or want to know more about. I can say for certain that I have acquired a ton of fun and interesting info from podcasts alone throughout my trip to Scotland.
In an article released by Life by Cindi titled “Exploring the Benefits of Listening to Podcasts”, the benefits of active listening and engaging with podcasts on the daily are outstanding. Improved cognition, the understanding of different perspectives, the acceptance of diversity, the brain break from reading… though I understand not all podcasts will stimulate the brain in this way, it is still something to be acknowledged.