Going to India was never about "finding myself" or becoming a yogi, as so many people do. Travel is simply a part of who I am.
Traveling to a country so far removed from the culture and surroundings I'm accustomed to, is extremely thrilling. For me, getting on a plane to somewhere unknown is like a freshly brewed pot of coffee in the early morning- it's just so satisfying.
Over the years, it's been common for people in my life to question why or how I can travel so much. I often have the questions on repeat: "when are you going to get a real job?" or "how come you haven't bought a place yet?", or "how are you able to travel so much?". Let me be clear once and for all- I make travel a priority over things, just like people buy fancy cars when they can't even pay their visa bill! Looking good and maintaining a certain image is THEIR thing...
To travel is a choice. To see the world is a choice. I choose it.
If you have a bucket list or a dream destination that you want to check out- stop TALKING about it and go and do it. Take action- you'd be surprised at what's waiting for you once you take the leap. Have faith that everything will work out how it's meant to be.
I leave you with a poem called "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost...
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that, the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I marked the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.