Sell It All And Travel The World
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous
I have made the decision to follow my wanderlust and travel. I am planning on heading out next year to explore all that this amazing world has to offer.
It will be budget travel at its best. I will have to work along the way and I embrace the thought of doing this.
A lot of people think that doing something like this is a really cool idea. And of course a lot of people cannot get their head around why a person would want to leave a relatively secure life to travel the world.
I find that a lot of us do the same thing every day. We are indeed creatures of habit. Travel has the wonderful ability to open our eyes. It shows us different places and different people and different cultures. Travel has the ability to make you a well-rounded person.
I am interested in learning who I am as a person. I am 45 and I am still learning about myself. Taking off to explore and travel the world will help me learn more about me. Yes there will be challenges. That is the point. How will I handle these challenges? Will I crumple? What am I made of?
Despite the fact that I am by nature an introvert, I do want to meet people and hear their stories. Traveling can create meaningful relationships through shared experiences. These people will give you a new perspective on things. Who knows who you may meet and what you may learn?
Like I said, life becomes habit and thus it can become a bit routine shall we say. Maybe you are up for a bit of an adventure. How about ziplining over the jungle canopy in Peru, successfully navigating the alleyways of Marrakech, the speedboat ride in New Zealand, or a Jeep trip with the grazing animals in Tanzania to get you feeling what being an active human being is like (again).
Think of the stories you will be able to tell. I plan to write down everything that happens. I want to look back on my life and say, “I did that.” Heading out to travel provides one with the opportunity to create your own life on your own terms.
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
I am a huge history person. I love learning about the world and its people. I think the best way to keep learning is to actually travel and find out about a place first hand. What I see on a news story is probably very skewed. The school of travel is the best teacher.
I also want to just prove that I can do this. Both to myself and to others. I want to challenge myself. There should be more to life than working all the damn time just to pay for stuff we don’t really need.
I have had this desire to wander, to explore, to learn for as long as I can remember and everything I have done in my life has led me to this point.
I have this amazing opportunity to travel the world and see as much as possible before I die.
That is exactly what I am going to do.
Want to join me?
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“Quit your job. Travel. Die happy.”