May 27, 2021

traveling: stop dreaming and start doing.

traveling: stop dreaming and start doing.

We talk a big game.

And now, with the pandemic’s end drawing near, we’re talking even louder.

Think of all the traveling we’ll do. Think of the weekend getaways, the concerts, the sporting events and the new restaurants. 

Some of us will back up that talk.

But sadly, the vast majority of us won’t. 

When it comes time to book flights, choose dates, make reservations and buy tickets, we often back out -- the initial excitement about the adventure a thing of the past.

Why?

Because we’re afraid. Afraid to get uncomfortable. Afraid to travel alongside someone we don’t know well. Afraid to see a place that we may not actually enjoy. Afraid to go alone.

And afraid of the process.

When decisions need to be made, we shrivel up. 

And then we make excuses.

“I can’t leave my dog behind that long.”

“I can’t take off work.”

“I’ll wait until the prices are lower.”

The last one is my favorite. 

I get it. Most of us don’t make the type of money that allows us to spend freely on all of the experiences we want.

But that’s irrelevant.

Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money; it will come back. And if it doesn’t, you’ll figure it out. You always do. The experience will be worth the temporary discomfort.

If you really want to live a life of adventure, stop dreaming and start executing. Stop talking and start living. 

You’ll learn amazing things about yourself and the world if you just pull the trigger. You’ll tell stories that others will envy. You’ll connect with others who share similar experiences. You’ll create memories worth cherishing forever. 

The pandemic has shown us that life is short. It can be taken from you at any moment.

The world is yours for the taking.

So what are you waiting for?

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