Travelling The World – Do I? Don’t I? | By Harrison

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to travel. The urge to see the bigger world, see what’s out there and experience everything. To push myself, beyond what I think I’m capable to really live a life of wanderlust.

Everyone has doubted me, for good reason. One minute I say I’m going to go, one minute I’m staying here. Not only that, but my rather pampered lifestyle I’ve developed doesn’t sit well with the traveller lifestyle. But that’s what is spurring me on. Peoples doubt. I want to prove not just to myself but to everyone else that I CAN DO IT. I want to meet people from all round the world, from different walks of life and with a different story to tell. I want to push myself out of my comfort zone and regain my lust for life… I want to be happy.

Firstly, I need to convince myself. If I haven’t already in that opening paragraph, then I’m hoping the rest of this post will. I don’t really know how this post is going to turn out or why I’m writing it but I guess for me, it’s just a bit of a ‘brain fart’… oh god, what a horrible phrase. But also, I hope it helps anyone who’s in the same boat as me!

// So, let’s start with the Do’s: \\

Firstly, It has been my lifelong dream and passion to travel.

It’s the first thing I think of when I wake up and the last thing I think of when I go to bed.

The experience is something I’ll never forget, it’ll shape me forever and it really is the chance of a lifetime.

Every.Single.Person I’ve spoken to has said to do it.

To prove to myself and everyone that I can do it.

// The don’ts \\

Money. That five-letter word that controls everything. My fear is either running out of money or having to return to no money. The money I’ve worked so hard to save for, will just be gone.

The fear factor. It’s a pretty scary thought. Travelling the world, with no fixed abode and all your life possessions in one bag. Yeah, that’s pretty daunting.

What If I don’t like it? I have no doubts that I wouldn’t, but the idea of building up to something this big, getting there and then it turns out I don’t actually like it. Yeah, that’d be devastating.

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What started this whole re-think of the travelling thing? Well, I was off work sick a couple of weeks ago and got into a Youtube hole of ‘I Quit My Job To Travel’ videos and from there, it’s spiralled into my looking heavily into visa’s and sorting out finances. Check out the video below from my new favourite Youtuber, Ethan Rylett of how he did it!

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