It's so easy to get comfortable with where you are. Not that being comfortable is wrong, but for me, comfort tends to breed routine, stagnancy and dull senses. I don't like being in that mental space.
My love for travel began with family trips when I was younger and now has become a full on obsession. I developed a passion for exploring new cities and immersing myself in nature as I grew older. Every adventurous experience I've had has taught me something new and broadened my perspective on life. I'm addicted to that feeling you get when you're face to face with the beauty of the world. Amidst the sense of wonder and excitement, it's where I have found peace.
The question I ask myself though is 'If you love travel so much, why don't you go?'
In our conversation last week, Allee answered it by saying, 'Unfortunately there is this idea that permeates our society that travel is out of reach. It's easy to say I don't make enough money, there is no place around me, but it is so possible for everyone. It's all around you. It's everywhere. It's entirely possible to find something beautiful to experience wherever you are and you should do it.'
No matter how much I'd like to, being comfortable inhibits my desire to say yes. It's so easy to be numb to new experiences when you're in that space. New friends like @alleewild, @resatka and @shawn_corrigan, whom I've met through Dreams Over Drinks, inspire me with their spontaneity and adventurous spirit. I believe there is a lot of courage in going against what is comfortable. I admire them for being so passionate that they don't give into that idea that travel isn't accessible. They've adopted it into their lifestyle and remind me that I can too. I want to defy the voice in my head that tells me it's too far, you don't know how or maybe another time. I don't want to hold myself back from being in touch with something so beautiful any longer.