I launched this blog for a myriad of reason one of them being my intense desire to simply travel more.
I want to DO things. SEE things. EXPERIENCE things.
Turning 36 put a bit of fire under my ass much like turning 29 did for my lifestyle. That’s when I had my first child and finally jumped off the yo-yo dieting bandwagon. Now, 7 years later, I’m not only thinner, but healthier and more active than I’ve ever been. I owe a lot of my success to my weight loss blog and the commitment I made to it.
Now I feel as if I’m at another crossroads. I’ve been lucky in life. My hard work has paid off. I own my own business. I’m married to a man I love who works with me on our relationship. I have 2 healthy kids. I own my own house –well, sorta, the bank does, but you know what I mean.
Overall, life is good and I’m grateful, but I’ve never been one to settle. I tend to look towards ‘what’s next.’ A new job? A new house? Back to school? You get the idea.
As I get older I’m trying to appreciate what I have accomplished instead of constantly looking towards that next thing for fulfillment. For me part of that appreciation involves traveling.
You may have noticed form our first few posts here on the UnWorldlyTravelers that traveling encompasses more to me (us) than hopping on plan and landing someplace far away. No, to me travel is a synonym for living life outside of the daily grind. It’s about date nights with the husband, day trips with the kids, and seeing concerts with friends. It’s about exploring my local community as well as getting on that plane to visit some place I’ve never been.
In a nutshell, traveling means consciously looking to experience new things on a regular basis.
And I’m making it a priority.