Recently I have been feeling
insecure about my weight. Every time I look in the mirror I don’t feel as though
I deserve to be traveling. I know some of you may be thinking, well if you don’t
like it then change it, which I agree with, however a portion of my weight gain
has come from many changes in my life from getting off birth control to a life
of added stress within the past couple of months. I then began to doubt if I
should be traveling. Then I had to remember that I was limiting myself by
staying in that mindset. Each trip is what you make it no matter your size enjoys
your journey. Make sure your healthy of course, but don’t put off doing things
that you truly want to do. Even if you must start never let your size stop you from
enjoying your life.
This travel bug has truly made me consider taking out a loan
and just moving to Bali and just live off the beaches and just ignore life. However, I will admit that I did let the bug
bite me this time and I am about to book a trip. This trip is going to be
different because I have been to this place, but I am going back under
Usually when I take my trips, for some reason a couple of
weeks before the trip a man that I’m usually either friends with or interested
in being in a relationship has a falling out with me. This year I will not have
the same problem because I made the vow to not date for a year. So, this will
be my first international trip where I am not interested in a man prior to my
trip. So, I let the travel bug bite me this time. Honestly, I could use a
little fun and reflection especially since I started getting deeper into my
spiritual journey. Sometimes the travel bug can bite you especially when you kept
trying to push it away, but usually it bites when it’s supposed to.
Travel Tip: Know its ok to let the travel bug to bite
This topic is a bit different because I have seen many
articles about people trying to avoid certain countries when it is the “rainy
season” or when its too hot. Honestly, I would tell you that you cannot base when
and what time of the year to travel all the time. I remember that I booked a
flight to Belize in the month of October.
What I didn’t know was technically this was the rainy season. Thankfully
during the week, it rained in the early morning, but I was still able to enjoy
the day. I say this to say to never let a season stop you from traveling. There
is no crystal ball to predict what the weather will be when you travel.
However, don’t make the decision based off blogs, go where you want to as long
as you feel safe.
So many times, on social media, we
see so many photos of people doing amazing things such as skiing in France or
swinging on a swing in Bali. Then we see our fellow viewers of those photos saying,
“travel goals”. At that point is usually where I scroll past the picture and
wonder why do some people get their travel goals from social media? Don’t get
me wrong, I think we should get inspiration from anything and anywhere.
However, I am not ok with how many people internalize it and it causes people
to think if they are not traveling like this then they are not goals. If you
have read many of my previous post, you know that I firmly believe in traveling
any way you can. I encourage you to create your own travel goals. Do not take
someone else’s and try to copy everything they do because you never know what
they had to do to get to get.
Travel Question of the Week: What are your travel goals
based off of?
about taking your first trip abroad or to another state. Or even if you decided
to be a local tourist in your home state. The point is that you are getting out
of your comfort zone and are achieving something new. I hope you enjoy the sites
as well have the chance to see the hidden gems of wherever you are going. Don’t
get me wrong still do the “touristy” places, but don’t afraid to go off the
beaten path. I know that you may be scared
but trust me the jitters will start to settle as you go through your trip.
hope that your trip is pleasant. However, I cannot promise that the trip will
go perfectly. I cannot promise that everything will go perfect or that you won’t
get hurt during the trip (I hope and pray you don’t). I can’t even promise that
you won’t get pick pocketed or lose your money, but I can tell you, that your
will gain so many lessons and uncover how strong you truly are. I am not saying
that you must go on a trip to show how strong you are, but it’s a different
feeling when you have to do it out of your comfort zone.
hope you not only learn the culture, but also uncover something about yourself.
I hope you enjoy the journey that you are on and don’t rush it because it always
seems to go fast. Also don’t forget to smile on your trip in the moment. I know
its easy to stay engulfed on your phone and must take a hundred pictures
however don’t forget to be in the moment.
I haven’t seen many people talking about losing their travel
spark. To me, when someone or myself loses their travel spark its as though we
need a break for an extended period. Sometimes we have realized that we want to
prioritize other things such as family or complete a course. Then we must decide
where that money will go. Now I know
some people will say that you can take a course any where in the world, but
sometimes traveling could be a distraction.
I just want to say that
although you may lose your spark for a second it will come back when you least
expect it. I’m not sure why people would not talk about it. I believe that
traveling is truly exciting, however the amount of money being spent and
sometimes receiving bad news while your away can hurt greatly impact your
spark. However, I hope that to who ever is reading this if you have lost your
spark that you decide to refresh and allow the spark to come back.
Most people have had the urge to drop
everything and travel. Which honestly does not sound like a bad thing, especially
when your tired of your everyday life. Honestly, I am all for jumping into what
you want to do. However, I am a firm believer in having a plan and being flexible
with that plan.
seen many stories about people deciding after a few months do just travel on a
whim alone with the money they have and hoping to stretch it to six months only
to have to come back after three months. Some people run their businesses from
other countries, or they freelance in order to make money. To me I say do what
makes sense for you. As many people know I plan to work as I build my travel
fund and I want to accomplish a few of my other goals before I travel full time.
My plan is to operate my business while traveling. But while doing so I want to
live like the four-hour work week. (Well I’ll probably work 6 because its me).
If you are thinking of dropping everything and traveling full time.