Stop looking for happiness in travelling

It’s so much more than that…

Photo by Artem Bali on Unsplash

It’s great to wander around the globe and enjoy life, but to live a life full of meaning, you’ll need to put in the work because no one will find your ‘happiness’ for you.

There were people who ‘liked it’ but there were also those who disagreed with what I wrote. I was offering up a more realistic point of view but there were mixed feelings about it from the group, myself included.

I love travelling…

It exposes me to so many new perspectives and the opportunity to learn so many new things along the way. The crazier my trips are, the more stoked I get for my next globetrotting adventure.

However…

“Silhouette of a woman against a pink and purple sunset, hair floating in the wind” by Sasha Freemind on Unsplash

Travelling is so much more than just happiness

Most of all, travelling is about growth. Your growth.

  • It’s about doing things that push you out of your comfort zone and shape you into the person you are or will become.
  • It’s about dealing with all kinds of emotions and learning how to handle them without being afraid of how you feel.
  • It’s about not being afraid to show your emotions.
  • It’s about being open to all the moments you experience on this journey — happy, sad, hilarious, crazy, a little bit dangerous.
  • It’s about the adrenaline you feel pumping through your veins that makes you feel alive, that makes you a human being.
“Young woman leans out car window to feel the fresh mountain air” by averie woodard on Unsplash

So what is travelling really about?

It’s driving through the summer night in Vancouver with the wind blowing in your hair and half of your body sticking out of the window. It’s about friends who fly across the world to meet you in New York and then spend days looking for the best hot dog in the town.

It’s about conquering the biggest fear of all, the fear of regretting not taking a chance to do something different, to live your dream.

So when you travel, stop looking only for your happiness…

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