Hey guys! Just a quick post today. The other day I got a question from one of my lovely followers on Instagram. The person asked me “What is it about traveling makes you keep going back?”. This got me to thinking wondering myself. Why do I enjoy traveling so much? So I did some brainstorming, and I thought I’d share the answer here as well.
REASONS WHY I ENJOY TRAVELING SO MUCH
I think I just came to a realization that I like traveling because it makes me feel in control over something. It makes me feel at home in a way. I get to choose where I want to stay, what I want to do, and what kind of environment I’m going to be living in. I’m always changing my preferences, so if one month I have a craving for a cold refreshing coconut milk on the beach while tanning, I can go. If a few months later I want to lodge in a warm, cozy cabin covered in snow, I can go. Nothing is final. I feel lack of motivation, energy, and control all together if my environment isn’t ideal.
Another reason that I love traveling is because I fee like I grow mentally after every trip. When heading home, I’m always reevaluating the routines and lifestyle that I’ve adapted to. I have a strong evolving mentality after my vacations. Aside from a change in my mentality, I feel like I get sparks of inspiration. I get a whole bunch of ideas coming at me. I’ll find myself in the airplane, on my way back home with my notes app opened on my phone, constantly writing the ideas down. I really do grow after every time I travel.
Above all other reasons, I think number one is that I appreciate the world so much. I appreciate how big & beautiful it is. I love nature. I’ve never been comfortable with the idea of being a human blessed with a limited amount of time on this earth, and not using it to explore and embrace what it has to offer.