So, spoiler alert, I'm preparing to go to Australia near the end of July this year. I'm not too nervous right now. A little bit apprehensive for terms like "kilometers" and "Celsius" but I'll soon correct their heathen ways and get them back to the right systems. 'Merica, am I right?
Jokes aside, it's a trip all the way around the world, in an entirely different hemisphere and I will never have been so far from my home in the United States. And maybe it's just my restless nature, but I am so ready for that.
I am ready to escape the narrow confines of jobs and daily life here. It's a drain and I'm sure we can all relate. Every day it's about getting enough stuff done so you can get to the next day. Rinse and repeat. How utterly...boring.
And I reject boring.
Not to mention I have a friend moving to Europe so I have to at least attempt to compete with that bombshell.
To me traveling has always been the greatest of things, whether it's interior travel or physical travel. I long to see, do and feel more than I have. It's a part of my nature, my "esprit" as the French would say.
I want to fall in love with the next horizon and dance with the city stretched out and sleepy before me. I want to feel more deeply in places where I have never felt before.
We all want that. We're hungry for it.
Every day we look and scroll through our phones looking for something, for anything, that will take from us this deep-seated boredom and will invoke in us some sense of wanderlust.
Well, I'm ecstatic to say I'm going to satisfy some of this wanderlust I hold within me. I'm going to explore, love and dance my way across Adelaide, Australia.
And maybe Adelaide or Australia isn't your cup of tea (oh goodness, tea time? I'm going native already...) but that shouldn't stop you. Travel and live. Travel is fatal to a narrow mind and invigorating to the person who wants to grow.
I'm going to follow my feet and see where they take me. And that's all He wrote.
“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.” -Robert Louis Stevenson.