To travel has always been a big dream of mine. But I was more one of the shy people, who needed other peoples support. I kinda had the feeling that I needed the outside opinion to b able to embrace myself and I often was, and still am, afraid of doing things ALONE. I needed that little push. Someone else to enter the room first. It was quite tough, and that´s why I dedicated a whole post on its own about that topic.
I watched videos, I read inspirational books. I printed out quotes and pinned them onto my toilet tiles. I told myself, that soon its gonna be the time. I really wanted to travel. so badly.
Since then I have changed a lot and slowly I learned to do what I really want. To be spontaneous and that sometimes life writes its stories anyway. Traveling was an important step for myself to get out of my comfort zone. I learned to be “alone”, to jump, to take the wave, to feel totally at ease with myself. Not always, but more and more.
There are so many things that happened within myself once I started to let go. But more will follow in my book! So here are some more thoughts about WHY TRAVEL…
Everyone should go out there and travel. Even if solo travel is not for you, there are a million ways to travel and I am sure everyone will find their personal favorite. But do me a favor and go out there. Watch these beautiful animals that are not existing in your own country. Listen to the sounds of the hauler monkey at 5am and smile to yourself because it is something special to experience this diversity. Not everyone is able to travel, but most of us are. So do it. It will wake you up. It will set you free. It will make you smile and cry. And it will teach you.
There are a thousand reasons to travel. In fact, there shouldn´t even be a question WHY. There should always be the question WHY NOT.