When a want becomes a need
We all have dreams. But we also have fears that stop us from realizing those dreams. Did you know that people are born with only two fears? The fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. Every other fear is imposed on us by society. People want to eat at that restaurant, visit that location, learn how to play that instrument or maybe even try a new career path. But then, ”life happens”. Perhaps one day, we’ll say. But that day might never come.
It’s so easy to talk yourself out of the things you want to do. There are so many should bes and what ifs. It’s so easy to put the blame on others. Maybe your co-workers need you to finish that deadline or maybe there is a friend’s birthday party you need to attend. But actually, the only person who is stopping you from realizing any dream is yourself. And if you want to realize a dream, you’ll have to listen to Nike on this one: Just do it.
The more I travel, the more I realize it’s not simply a want for me anymore, it’s a need. It’s not enough for me to look at photos or read travel books. It’s not enough to have those few weeks off per year. I’ll never see even half the places I want! I need to satisfy my curiosity. I need to broaden my horizons. I need to experience everything Earth has to offer with all of my senses.
That is why today I am finally taking the first step towards fulfilling my dream of long-term travel. I will travel for three months in Europe and USA.
No more excuses. This is it.
I hope this journey satisfies the wanderlust I have, the longing of seeing as much as possible of this planet. But I’m afraid to say, this trip might actually do the exact opposite – make me even more curious.