Here’s the biggest cliche ever, but it’s true.
I have learnt more in seven months travelling than I have in my entire life. I have learnt about different cultures, languages, perspectives and had the realisation that all the first world problems that I was bothered about before don’t mean a single thing. When I was living in Manchester I had it pretty good but I was in this bubble that no one wants to admit they are a part of – it’s not a bad thing but I just don’t want to be a part of it anymore.
I have always been a highly creative person but at home I was working 40 hour weeks and was stuck in a rut where I told myself that I had no time to work on the things I was passionate about. It’s been a real eye opener for me and during my time away I have learnt how to make money online by picking up freelance writing jobs, started a degree and got involved with various projects in which I have made a difference to other peoples lives rather than working 40 hours for some rich people that don’t care if you’re dead or alive.
It’s easier than you think
Planning a basic holiday to an unknown place can be a stressful experience. For example, you and a few friends want to get away for a long weekend… there is usually a small hassle over who gets paid when, who book the flights, what to visit when you’re there and basically just making the most of your time.
The benefits of long term travel is that you book your flight and the rest comes together on its own. You don’t need to rush into the details and can let everything flow together nicely. It seems awful to me that some people will never experience some of the things I have and in this day and age there are plenty of ways to travel for little to nothing. If I can do it then anyone can!
The way I used to see the word is much different than how I do now. I used to see life so black and white. I feel like a much more open person, I used to think too much about everything so would rarely step out of my comfort zone and had so many misconceptions about the world. Meeting new people the same age as me from other countries has made me realise how lucky and different we all are! This is something I can’t explain but you must find out for yourself.
You soon realise that the stereotypes we are so accustomed to from the media and films are not even close to being true.
Accomplishment and Improvising
Every day is different and you can never be certain how your day will go. Sometimes you will find places you have never even heard of but are amazing. Some days you will find out the bus stopped running at 5pm and you have no 4g to find out how or the route home… but it always works out! Other days you will try a new food that you’ve never heard of. It might not always be perfect but it proves you can do most things without relying on all the luxuries that we are used to I love it because it’s new, different and exciting.
Most people dream of travelling so what is stopping you?
Book a flight and make it work! You can make this a reality.