I feel like it’s easy to get used to the things that are going on around you. It’s easy to get comfortable. You might push yourself to do your best work everyday but push yourself further. Step out of your comfort zone and try something new. The world is a massive place if you aren’t happy in your current situation, change it. If you want to travel, do it. If you want a new job, a fresh start or are in need of an adventure you need to spread your wings.
Humans never really know what they are capable of until they try. If there is a place you’ve always wanted to go or a job you’ve always wanted to do stop reading this right now and go do what ever it takes to make it happen. I am a massive believer that in life experiences mean more than money. The adventures you go on, the friends you make and the memories you create are what makes a life full. We only have one life, we’re not here for a long time so we have to make the most of everything.
I know what you are thinking life isn’t just about getting on a plane and going somewhere. As much as I wish it was like that there are some things that could get in the way of you going on your adventure. The most obvious thing would be money. It can be expensive to travel. If there is a place you want to go rather than spending all your money on coffee, drinks, or food put that money aside. I can almost guarantee that you will save over $100 if you don’t drink for a week. That is $400 a month. You might think $100 in a week Cam how many drinks are you buying? It’s not just the drinks. It’s the uber, the Mcdonalds and all the money you waste being hung over the day after your fun night out. Don’t get me wrong I am not saying you have to become a recluse. This is your life still go out, get involved, have FUN but think about what you are spending your money on and ask yourself. This one cheese burger now could be used at In And Out Burger when I go on an adventure. I find that it is a lot easier to save money if I am actually saving for something. Try and think of a timeline of when you would like to go on your adventure. Save money for the flights and when you can afford them buy them. this will push you to save, you will have something to look forward to as well.
I have always said that I don’t want to travel alone. I really like to share memories with people. I always thought that it would be a waste to go on a trip by myself. I thought I would spend the entire time being lonely and not really knowing what to do. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Sometimes we build up these ideas in our head but this is life and things change. Things change and so do our perspectives. Don’t let your fear of the unknown get in the way of the adventures you could go on. The ability to do what you want when ever you want to do it is a beautiful thing. The other amazing thing about traveling by yourself is the fact that you take in a lot more. While you might usually be talking to a friend you might walk past something truly incredible. Solo travel allows you to be 100% present it is just you and the surroundings you are in. Look around it’s incredible what you see when you’re not looking down at a phone or distracted by a conversation.
To live your best life is completely unique to you. This is your life you need to find the things that make your heart race. You need to figure it out what it is that you want to do. It might be travel it might not be. It might be finding a partner to share experiences with it might not. There are so many possibilities and there is no right or wrong way to live life. All you can do is try. Try new things. If you enjoy it, do it more. If it isn’t what you expected well at least you tried.
I’m about to get on a flight so I have to go now but try to make the most of every opportunity. Remember those things you want to do can be done. A little bit of discipline now could be the start of a very exciting adventure. Nothing is off limits… just try not to break the law. All the best for discovering how to live your best life.