When I talk to others about traveling, they always seem to say “I wish I could do that.” When in reality I say, “why don’t you?” Generally the response is, “it isn’t the right time.”
It isn’t the right time? FALSE.
It is always the right time.
Many people think there will be a perfect time to travel. When they have time off work, someone to travel with and have the perfect amount of savings. It is extremely hard to have all of those things align. That is why sometimes you just have to get up and go. Travel is something that has shaped me into who I am today. I have never known what the secret recipe to leave is. But, if you spend your whole life waiting for the right time, one day you will wake up and find you don’t have any time left. That your time is up.
Recently, I have had surgery and it has given me a new perspective. I am 22 and I had to have a surgery that most don’t have until they are way older. It gave me the thought, what if I don’t have as much time as I thought I did. Everyone always says that life is short. I think it just hit me that I don’t know how much time I am really given. It has showed me that I haven’t seen even half of the places I want to see. While it might seem like a ridiculous statement to say at 22, I am not getting any younger. There are so many people I want to meet, places to go and even food to eat. Such a crazy thought that we don’t know how much time we are given in this life. Why not take advantage of every second we have?
Travel. If you are wondering if you should take the trip… YES. Please do, traveling will change your world. You will be challenged in new ways and will meet people that will shape your future. You cannot fear what is unknown, you must embrace it with courage. The travels that you have awaiting you are endless. All you have to do is buy the flight.
There will never be a perfect time. The people at home will always be there for you. Your health may not be. The window of opportunity may close.
Do you really want to wake up years from now regretting the things you didn’t do? Or laughing at the mistakes you did on your crazy adventures?
I think we both know the answer to that question.