I’m back..

Hey guys. It feels like a lifetime I’ve been gone for but it’s only been a few measly weeks. But those few measly weeks have changed me so much. They’ve completely changed my life’s direction. Writing on the road was difficult. To me, writing is just another medium, y’know? I took to singing a lot. I sang everywhere I went on my motorbike, coming up with the lyrics was like writing to poetry to me and I got just as much release as I would sitting in my room, writing away.

I broke up with my long term girlfriend. I know what you’re thinking. I probably met some girls along the road. Sure, there were many temptations and that’s one of the reasons I split up with her. I feel like I can’t keep missing out on these experiences. I reached John O’ Groats and it became more and more apparent to me I need to do my own thing. I need to travel without being chained down. I need to experience other people. It was such a hard thing to finally accept. But y’know what, I am 50% of the relationship too and if I’m not happy and feel like I’m not growing, then I need to grow some balls and tell her the truth.

So that has been a major change in my life.

Another one is that I’ve finally found somewhere I’d love to move to. Glasgow! Beautiful city, love the Scots and there’s literally a tonne of surrounding nature if the city life gets too much for me.

Being on the road every day was addictive. I met so many people. I had so many genuine chats. Mostly drunken ones. But aren’t we all more honest when we’re drunk or high? There’s no holding back, no barriers stopping us. What a world we’d all live in if we were all drunk.

I learnt so much about my best friend too. We were never apart the entire two weeks. I feel like right now he should be right behind me suggesting where we should eat next or which girl takes he’s into. It’s helped us grow together as friends.

So right now I feel incredibly lonely, I feel like I’ve still got itchy feet. I need to move about, I need to write, I need to express. I suppose it’s also dealing with going back to work tomorrow too. I can just feel it looming over me. I suppose with life it’s all give and take, right?

Hope you’ve all been well. I know it’s a bit raw all this, but I like to be honest and human and I’m sure you guys can appreciate that. Hope you enjoy the pics too!

Europe tour happening next year for sure after I upgrade the bike. I will miss the trusty little ped.

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Author: Jack Bennett

Born in Torbay, living in Bristol. One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.

43 thoughts on “I’m back..”

  1. Very true, no need to self-chain if you are not happy and don’t feel free. I hope Glasgow, writing, singing, and your best friend offer your heart the healing it needs. All the best and keep the drinks flowing πŸ™‚

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  2. Jack, sorry on the relationship issue, but if you are being true to yourself it’s just meant to be. On the other hand, if you were coerced into the split, in the future you will know if you regret it. Best wishes on your new adventures and next level of reinventing yourself.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I think you’re right. You have to stay true to yourself, you have to do the same thing. Hopefully I will not regret my decisions, but if I didn’t make them, I wouldn’t know if I did the right thing or not!

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  3. Regarding the relationship thing, I can relate. I was married for 20 years and my eyes were always roving, looking for something better, feeling like I was missing out. That, for me, all changed when I recently met my One True Love and Soulmate (something I never believed in previously). Suddenly the itch to move, to find something better, to not feel settled, and lustful eyes came to a halt. It feels strange after 40 years feeling that way…. So, I feel like I can relate with you on that. I enjoy your writing so don’t stop!

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    1. We just can’t help it! We’re only human, we’re always wondering whether or not we’re doing the right thing, whether things will be better. I’m glad you found someone that really touched your heart, that makes me happy. I hope one day that effects me, but for now.. I’ll continue exploring! Thank you so much for your support!! πŸ˜€

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  4. Love the pictures, and you must live your life in the moment, especially when you’re young. Live your life one day at a time, and the rest will take care of itself. Everything has its time. Life will show you if you listen. At least that has happened to me. Keep writing!

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    1. Lets hope I get the same realisation you’ve been having. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures! Thank you for the support and the advice. I’ll keep plugging on down the road!


  5. Love the pics!!! And I think it’s great that you can allow yourself to just ‘do you’ πŸ™‚ to let go and live for you… I wonder if I can be that brave…

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  6. You are young. You are not going to be with one person for the rest of your life. No one is anymore – unless you are in your 80’s or 90’s and when you got married 6 decades ago you stayed married if you liked them anymore or not. You made your bed go lay in it. That is not life today. Today you don’t have to be done or know where you are going and it is okay to change your mind and do something else. It changes if you have children, but we know it is rare that parents stay together even as long as it takes to get them through highschool. So travel. Meet people. Be careful. learn things. Do what makes you happy – not someone else – because that will make someone else happy. Be selfish. Don’t be guilted into being anyone other than yourself. Because – you know what? If you stay alive you are going to get old. Write a life for yourself that will drop people’s jaws because they didn’t have the guts to do it themselves. learn from a 63 year old woman who is still beginning to live.

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    1. Thank you so much for your indepth comment. Honestly it only helps strengthen my resolve. I feel proper reinvigorated now. Hope you’re enjoying life to the fullest now too as I’m going to be doing the exact same!


  7. So glad you had a blast and that you’re back safe. If you’re not ready to settle down then you don’t need anyone clinging to you. Enjoy life while you’re young and footloose and fancy-free. You’ll get old before you know it.

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  8. Lovely photos. You are very young, but, having the courage to respect your girlfriend’s feelings and telling her the truth about how you feel instead of cheating on her is honorable. She will be able to move on with dignity, and so will you. See as much of the world as you can while you are young enough. Sow your oats now and then when you are ready if you meet the woman of your dreams together you will carve out a wonderful life together.I wish you a safe and happy travel, just don’t drink and drive, please. This is coming from a grandmother of 74 who is still enjoying life.

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    1. You’re right. Thank you for the advice. I think I dealt with it in the right way, but obviously she doesn’t think so. I never drink and drive on the same day! I think it was still hitting me the next morning though.. Haha. Take care!


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