Why travel? Sure you’re comfortable with your life, your friends, your family, the money you make, the job you have. That’s great! But there’s more to life than that. There’s something nice about being comfortable, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But I want to grow. I want to learn. I want to get outside my comfort zone because I know I’ll grow because of it. I know I will see things I have never seen before and get experiences that I will never forget. This is what it’s all about.
You don’t have to by a $800 plane ticket across the ocean to start the traveling experience. Get it your car with your friends and go to the next city, the national parks, the woods, anywhere! Get out of your comfort zone! Talk to strangers, get lonely, be in the moment, get awkward, have fun, be yourself, make best friends in a day. You never know what you’re missing out on until you start. Once you start, if you’re anything like me you won’t be able to stop.
When you travel you get the good, the bad, and the ugly. Others only see the pictures people post or the quick stories they tell. But traveling is so much more than that. You are completely engulfed in every moment. Nothing else back home matters. Your problems disappear. You realize how lucky you are to be here in this moment experiencing this. It’s hard to describe. But it is by far the best feeling I’ve every experienced.
You realized that there is a different/better way to live. Life isn’t about how much money you have, how much stuff you have, what car you drive, etc. Life is about your friends, family, and experiences. Make the best of the life you have. Don’t be jealous of other because what they have or what they have done. This is your life. Make the best of it. If you get the chance to travel, just go. Don’t look back. Just go. I promise you won’t regret it.