But here, instead of passing outward, beyond the confines of the visible world, the hero goes inward, to be born again. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces

About six months ago, I set out on a journey that would take me across three continents and seven countries. I ventured into lands both unfamiliar and exotic. I delved into the vast unknown and lived to tell about it.

The real odyssey, however, took place within myself. Like all great pilgrimages, mine was marked by introspection and self-discovery.

During my voyage, I unearthed gifts I had kept under lock and key for many years. I hid these precious treasures because they were closely bound to something I dreaded: my introverted nature.

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