I’ve not looked back at my decision to travel anywhere near as much as I have in the last week. After all I’ve quit my job, you know that place you go for 8+ hours a day and at the end of the week they give you money. Not only that but I will be saying goodbye to all of my friends and family for who knows how long. Oh and to top it off a volcano of all things is threatening to delay the start of my trip.
Yes I know its most likely just last minutes nerves and I’m still dead set determined to make this THE MOST amazing moment in my life to date. But seriously, when a volcano blows up and threatens to be that when things go wrong moment you take notice alright. Perhaps the powers at be are trying to tell me something.
So I thought back to my motivations on why I’m doing this. Why am I leaving so much behind for the unknown? All my life I’ve been about having a job, keeping my job and making money from my job. This travel lifestyle so to speak goes against pretty much everything I’ve dreamt of since I was able to make a quid.
Travelling doesn’t make me rich (well it does for a select few), it sure as hell doesn’t make my mum happy having me so far away and worst of all its going to land me in a country where I will have no idea how much a pint of beer is going to cost me . WHAT AM I DOING!!!!
I’ll tell you what I’m doing, I’m taking a moment and looking at the world with a fresh mind and perspective. I want to experience what others only dream of when they look to the sky and wonder what the other side of the world is doing at that precise moment, you know you’ve all done that before.
There are a million and one things that prompted me into this. A relationship gone wrong, wanting to break the routine, jealous of others, stupidity to think it was easy. The list just goes on and on and on…..
At the end though when I’m standing at the pearly gates or whatever you believe is after this life. i want to look back and say Yes. Yes I had a good time, Yes I have no regrets and Yes can I go again?
Why do you travel, what started you off in the beginning? Leave a comment and let me know because comments make the beer taste extra special.