What are you afraid of? What is stopping you from taking the next step? Wait let me guess – Family, relationship, work, finances, responsibilities etc.? Yes, I can keep going on because I was there and still am.
I always had an excuse for why I couldn’t travel longer than the weekend trips. Your mind is putting these obstacles in the way to stop you from following your heart.
Ray Bradbury once said: Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
People talk about why you should travel but it doesn’t help you from figuring out how to work around these challenges/obstacles. Let me start by breaking it down to the top issues:
I don’t want to be selfish but you have to live for you and no one else. The important thing is to ensure them that you’ll be fine if you’re traveling alone.
When you plan out your travel keep them in the loop but not to where they will change your mind. This trip is for YOU.
If you have a boyfriend that you don’t want to leave behind, well why not? If he loves you, he will wait, and if he can, he will come….it’s that simple.
At least you will find out if he’s really in it for the long haul!
The most common thing I hear is – I would travel if I had a remote job or I don’t have enough time because of work.
First off, if your job is making you miserable why stay? Oh Yes – BILLS. The most important thing you can do before you travel for a long period of time is plan and save.
I know I’m tired of doing the 9 to 5! Like Beyonce said, “All the people on the planet, working 9 to 5 just to stay alive, How come?”. So how come? I have no idea, I guess it’s the norm. We are taught to do this from a young age unless you’re apart of the 1%. We need to break away from the norm and LIVE.
I made the decision last month to break my lease and move into my brother’s place because I rather save my money for what I love.
I know I’m drowning in debt a little, came out of college with student loans, I get a little crazy with my credit card and I recently had to buy a car. So most of my paychecks are going towards paying this off.
Try to find the best way to save your money wisely. Cutting back on eating out, going out with your friends every weekend, using DAMN Uber (ugh they love taking my money) etc.
Try creating a spreadsheet to track your spending and/or MOVE OUT that expensive apartment if you’re renting.
Yes, YOU! People build obstacles and challenges for themselves when they’re afraid of change. If you’re afraid of being hurt or attacked, why? Let’s face it, you can be in the comfortable of your own home and you can still get attacked.
I’m saying don’t let that stop you from living your dream, just be aware of your surroundings.
Trust your gut! Research nearby police stations or “safe areas” so you know where to go in case something happens.
Or try traveling with a friend especially if it’s your first time away from home. Join a female travel group! I have recently joined a group on FB and it’s been the best decision. They have meet ups, or you post where you’re traveling for an opportunity to meet up with other travelers in your path.
The older you get the more you get piled with more responsibilities and debt. So take the chance now before it’s too late!
Create a bucket list for motivation and start checking things off! Check out our bucket list for ideas.
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future”