Do you ever find yourself sitting at your 9-5 desk job feeling trapped, agitated and frustrated? Bored of the same ol’ routine day in day out? Just knowing beyond these 4 familiar walls is a whole world out there full of new possibilities and opportunities. Well here is my story…
For as long as I can remember travelling has been an essential element in my life purpose/goal. With the new year arriving, something has awakened within me with a profound desire to Travel. I have travelled a fair amount on family holidays and work trips, however for me, this just isn’t sufficient. I need something more – food, culture, people, way of Living, amazing adventures, exotic locations, volunteering opportunities… something with a bigger purpose. I want to see the world first hand through my very own eyes and be left with a lifetime full of stories of my unforgettable experiences.
So what is stopping me you may ask?
If only it was easy as packing your bags, booking the ticket and jetting away (it literally is!) Quite often, I would find myself falling into the same trap of finding reasons and making excuses as to why NOW, the present, was never the right time to travel. I’ll let you in on some of my biggest worries:
- My Job – I love my job and the opportunities that have come with it but the whole routine thing is just not for me, I like change, new things…
- Bills – They won’t be going away anytime soon
- I don’t have enough money – When is ‘enough’ enough?
- Am I making the right decision – Only when you take the first step on your journey will this thought disappear and you will find everything simply falls into place
- Fear and Doubt
- Maybe Next Year will be better – Next year is simply a vague day in the near future
If there is one thing I must voice to my readers, it has to be this… In a blink of an eye the 7 years I spent thinking and dreaming about travelling equated to the years spent finding reasons and making excuses. 84 months flew by and here I am today, aged 26. Imagine the next 7 years that will outrun me, I thought to myself. That hindering thought was enough to release everything holding me back (Mainly fear!) to take action towards fulfilling my dream to travel.
I hope you are all excited for what’s to come on my Travel Take and follow me on this exciting Journey….
“You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
― Steve Jobs