"The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with." -Tony Robbins
Grr. I just wrote this entire blog and then the site messed up and deleted it. Oh well, I'll try to remember everything I rambled about.
Have you ever wished of traveling the world? I mean, who hasn't wished that? Now for a harder question HAVE you ever traveled the world? Ah-ha! I gotcha there! Not many people have, or ever will. Why? I don't know if it's the way my mind works or what but I don't understand why more people don't just go, leave this place and get exploring! People throw out so many excuses; it's so expensive, I'm scared, I don't know the language, what about my house?, I'll miss my family, so I just quit my job?, I don't have the time, I'm comfortable, where do I start?, I don't know how to plan a trip. My grandma called me today and told me she learned a new phrase. The phrase was 'suck it up'. She asked me what it meant, I laughed so hard. :) But the phrase rings true when it comes to world travel, suck it up and goooooo! My dad died young, 49 years old, that's young in my book. The furthest he got was Alaska. He left the country a max of 5 times in his life (excluding Canada). I have an irrational fear of dying without seeing what's a hop skip and a jump away from the United States. Yeah, I've traveled a bit, France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Bahamas, various U.S. states, but that's not enough for me. This is one place in my life where I will probably never be satisfied. I've got the travel bug, what can I say?
I think the main reason people don't travel is because they're scared. There is this thing called trust, not really sure if you guys know what that means, not many people have it anymore.
Ultimate Travel Guide
6 ways to travel the world
Do any of these things interest you? They all interest me. Do they scare me? Absolutely! It freaks me out thinking about sleeping on some strangers couch, who knows that could happen! But again, in comes that little word 'trust'. The world is full of good people. Why don't you let them show you around their country? They would absolutely love it. Then when you get home from your 5 year journey across this big place we call Earth, you can do the same for them, show off your home land.
There is also a book that is filled with places around the world to go and volunteer and make a difference. It's a really cool book! It's called Volunteer: A Traveler's Guide to Making a Difference
“Begin at once to live and count each separate day as a separate life.” -Seneca
So, where will you start your adventure? I'm thinking I'll head to Hawaii and head West until I get back home.
Hey, take a leap of faith and go somewhere you've always wanted to go, Dare ya. ;)
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