“I AM NOT THE SAME HAVING SEEN THE MOON SHINE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD.”
Mary Anne Radmacher
Buy the plane ticket they said. Never return they said. Get that killer tan they said. So I went, and now look! Everything I thought was normal is no more, everything I thought was enough isn’t cutting it and everything I thought I wanted is now my worst nightmare. Travel changed me in ways I could never have foreseen and I’m warning you now, it will change your life.
Remember slaving away for 8+ hours per day in an office or behind that old bar? Oh, you worked over 270 days last year and survived on plain rice most nights to save up your hard earned cash each month too right? You were going to spend all those years hard work on a pile of bricks but instead you spent it all on a one way ticket to paradise, life changing adventures, cocktails out of coconuts on the beach and a few stamps in your battered passport? Now your bank balance says 0 and you’re left with something money could NEVER buy… The best experience of your life! Great investment babe.
Remember that time you wanted nothing more than being well respected among a group of suitwearing nutters, to be in charge of a few numbers on spreadsheets and to waste your life sitting at a desk so you could afford the odd holiday here and there? Oh, a career, I think that’s what they call them these days. I used to think a sports car and large paycheck made a good life. WRONG. Now your serving a bunch of travelers cheap fruity cocktails from a beach shack somewhere beautiful, meeting hundreds of like minded adventurers every week and wearing nothing but a bikini and bare feet to work. Thinking of that office now? NOPE.
Goodbye 9-5 job. Goodbye annoying neighbours. Goodbye paying bills. Goodbye rainy weather. Goodbye Monday feeling. Goodbye repetition. Goodbye normality! Okay, have you noticed my sarcasm yet? Of course travel is the best choice you can make in life but this is one downfall of great adventures. You have to say goodbye ALL the time. I know saying goodbye to my family when I leave next month will be super hard but I’m homesick for the places I’ve never been.
It’s pretty hard to commit to one person when you meet a thousand beautiful souls on the road. You change all the time, with the adventures you embark on and the people you are inspired by. It’s tough, love, I prefer going solo.
What is life?!
Surely this can’t be it? Do we all just work ourselves to death to pay bills and die?! I will not surrender to what society deem normal. I will create the life of a dreamer. Upon returning from an adventure you will be prone to the dreaded… TRAVELER DEPRESSION! DUH, Duh, duuuhhh! Don’t submit to it, get back on the road babe and chase that sun!
Who can relate? Comment down below if you agree with me on this.
Big love and happy travels, Little Lottie. X
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