Beautifully said. it's almost unreal how our stories match up.
Five years ago, I was studying in Malta during the Pulse nightclub tragedy. An island just south of Sicily.
I, too, was on a plane for the first time and have since turned into a full-time traveler (living in Bali currently). I, too, started a blog that took on an 'influencer' tone that I regret.
Although, my 'influencer' voice was still pretty raw and there's more reflection in those writings than what is in normal 'content'.
It's really good to see commonalities.