Our minds sometimes make us underestimate our true talents and capabilities. Just because we have the abilities to do many things, doesn’t mean we are capable of doing them. Indeed, traveling made me appreciate the individual I am, and can become. I also had opportunities to be a solo traveller, were I started to appreciate the joy of being alone, and realized that my happiness doesn’t need to depend on someone else.
Throughout the years, I learned to be more prudent with my money when I travel, I always kept in mind that in a few months’ time, the urge of travelling again will find its way to fill my mind with travel thoughts. When one travels in a group, most of the expenses would have been paid for beforehand and you start planning on how much money you think you would spend throughout the holiday on food and anything which catches your eye heq you’re on holiday might as well! My reasoning nowadays is buy very few things (less weight) which are worth and you will enjoy them more. I’ve seen people buying all sorts of rubbish just for the enjoyment of buying but when you come back to Malta you realize that you spent a lot of money on things which did not last long. So my advice is to master your money well! Feast your eyes not your pockets!
I’m not sure if anyone has ever inspired me to travel. Back then, nobody had access to social media. Therefore, I hardly saw inspiring stories and pictures like the ones I frequently see today. I guess I was inspired to travel more after my trip to Sicily, which was the first overseas country I visited.
I had a penpal who lived there, whom I wanted to meet. After the wonderful experience in the country, I realized that traveling isn’t just about visiting nice places, but also learning about how people live — and that life isn’t just about going to school and getting a job. Inspire yourself and others! Travel!
I have to be honest with you. Traveling isn’t always easy, and sometimes your travel journeys are like the scenes of a drama series. No joke. I suppose that’s why I like traveling. I love the thrills and adventures it offers. Some people you meet are trouble, and some of them are heroes. Also since I can’t take everything I own with me, I also learned to feel less attachment to my things. I also learned to adapt to new things, even when they don’t always make me comfortable. Learn to accept! Travel!
We often think that the world is a big, scary place; but, we must not judge it too quickly before we explore it. Go out and explore the goodness that the world has to offer, and you’ll enjoy every moment of it.
Go travel. If not today, perhaps tomorrow is a good day to begin! 🙂