There are only a few things in life that are certain but whether I was born to be a traveler was not one of them. Are travelers born or made? In my opinion all that matters is the person you are now and the person you are going to be… not the person you once were. So are explorers born or made? Who truly cares… all I know is I am an explorer and I am not alone.
So ironically enough my zodiac sign just so happens to be Sagittarius, the explorer. The most travel loving among signs. Apparently the Sagittarius will travel the world to find their true meaning which I feel is exactly my goal. (No you don’t have to be a Sagittarius to be a traveler, it’s just irony). You have to have this unending urge in your soul. You all reading this right now probably know the feeling.
I grew up with little structure. By the time I was 13 I had moved 10 times in the United States. I never truly had a “home”. Home was wherever we were that year. Moving changed my life in both positive and in negative ways but it carved my foundation to be who I am today… a crazy wanderlust fanatic travel obsessed girl. I feel everyone is given a purpose…a meaning in life. I feel I haven’t found mine yet so I will travel the world until I do. I have a feeling the more I travel the closer I come to finding it. Whether I find it on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, on a cobble stone street in Italy, or in an ancient temple in China, I will find it.
Join me on my mission to find my purpose…our purpose. Anyone can travel. I hear all the time money is an issue, or fear is an issue but the only thing holding you back is yourself. Let go of that fear and go. Set aside that $40 a month and just go. Against what your family says, against what your friends say, live for yourself.
“Don’t let the world hold you back but instead hold the world in your hands.”
– Big Blue Planet
I challenge you all to visit one country below. Go, see, explore.
Be an explorer.
-Places to go in This Year-
2. New Zealand
7. Costa Rica