Why You Need To Just Pick Up And Travel Already
I get this one, very-similar-question asked to me all the time, “How do I just pick and travel so easily?” The honest truth is that I make like Nike and “Just Do It” (had to throw the motto in there)….but it’s the truth. I fully understand that there is a lot to consider when you’re planning a trip, but I try REALLY hard to not allow any outside factors intimidate my decisions from traveling. I say this to myself and I’ll say it to you… you just need to pick up and travel already.
I never hesitate to plan a trip because I know that an amazing adventure or lifetime experience awaits for me on the other side. The urges I get to discover new places, to learn about other cultures, and to interact with different personalities eliminates all reasonable doubts that loom in the back of my mind wondering if I should go travel or not. Sometimes, I decide to just pick up and travel because I want to run away from my problems at home. And sometimes I decide to just pick up and travel because of the freedom and control I have over my life so I can go WHEREVER and WHENEVER I want to. And the thing is…..every reason IS a good enough reason to go traveling. You only need ONE reason. So use that single reason to go because you just need to pick up and travel already.
“Traveling is empowering. It’s addicting. It’s refreshing. Spontaneous. Intellectually stimulating. Adventurous. Freeing.”
Yes I have a job, and yes I’m attending Graduate School for my MBA but in addition to that, I’m “on the blog” every free minute I have as well. So my time is precious and valuable like everybody else out there. But I don’t let it affect the way I travel to the places I want to go to nor should it for anyone else as well. Traveling is empowering. It’s addicting. It’s refreshing. Spontaneous. Intellectually stimulating. Adventurous. Freeing. And it’s a great way to remind yourself that the decisions you make in life are up to you and ONLY you. You have everything to gain from trekking the globe and nothing to lose so you just need to pick up and travel already.
The trips you plan on taking don’t have to be to another continent, country, state, or even a major city. It can simply be a weekend trip down to the beach, to the mountains, or for a hike. Just don’t linger and debate whether you should go or not because what are you actually waiting for to happen? You just need to pick up and travel already.
“The urges I get for discovering new places, learning about other cultures, and interacting with different personalities eliminates all doubts that loom in the back of my head.”
It’s finally time to pick up and leave. Go out and explore the places you’ve only seen on postcards, and go find the landmarks you’ve only seen in the movies. Forget about the anxiety and forget about the stress of leaving your life behind for only a few days. A new life awaits. You know that everything will be alright and right where it was when you get back. That I promise. Your adventure begins. So you need to just pick up and travel already.