Travel as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.
I always romanticized travel. I imagined one day traveling the world with that special someone. That we would stroll through the streets of Paris, eat gelato in Italy, and experience the monuments of Rome together. I imagined that one day I would travel the world, and that ‘one day’ it would be with that special someone. Yet, I find myself in a point in time where that one day has not yet arrived. So I have to ask the question, does my decision to travel and experience the world really hinge on finding that special someone?
Growing up, I was taught that travel was a luxury. That travel was something that you got to do when you were well settled in your life. Perhaps, this is what helped to shape my romanticized idea. I guess I equated being married with being well settled in my life. But yet, here I am, without that special someone and I find myself with this longing to experience the world!
So I took a leap of faith. I mean, what was I really waiting for? I decided that I let too much of my life pass without experiencing the moments. I came upon a crux. Perhaps a quarter life crisis? I like to think of it more as wise thought. I took a friend up on an offer to take a trip to Thailand. Maybe it was a crazy whim, but if I was going to go out of my comfort zone, I was going to go big. I knew that by taking that trip to Thailand, life was about to happen. A second thought didn’t even cross my mind.
Don’t think twice about travel. Make that commitment to take a trip. Perhaps you are a little hesitant to go outside of your comfort zone. Or perhaps you feel like me, where you want to share that experience with that special someone. But just because you experience the world on your own, doesn’t mean you can’t make different memories with that someone later on. Whatever it may be, take my advice and travel as much as you can, as far as you can. Make memories. Indulge in different cultures. Experience the moments. Don’t let a longing desire eat you up inside. You don’t know what is out there until you experience it for yourself.
Travel the world while you are able. Live and be free. Let life happen.
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