I am headed off recently for a nice little vacation, and I know that with spring just starting to bloom many people are itching to get out of their winter rut and escape to a more fun locale. Whether you are taking a day trip to a nearby city or flying across the world, a change of scenery can do wonders. It gives you a chance to experience new places, cultures and activities which can inspire you in your daily life. No matter where your wanderlust takes you it always opens your eyes in some way.
Ever since I was a small girl I have dreamed of traveling the world. From the age of about 11 I answered the question “What do you want to do when you grow up?” with “Move to Italy and marry a duke.”My dad asked me this question again over the summer (two years into a college degree!) and I said my goal was to end up in Europe for at least a few years and he seemed startled. I was a bit confused as I’d been telling everyone who would listen my plans for the better part of a decade. His response was “I didn’t think you meant it, you were eleven.” I’m not sure about the duke part anymore, I’d prefer a nice guy regardless of his title, but this answer, largely, still stands.
I want to live my life in a place that inspires me. Somewhere I wake up early every morning because I can’t wait to start my day. Somewhere with good food and better company.
I don’t know where that place will be yet. I have eliminated quite a few places, but I haven’t found one that feels right. I’m OK with that, I’m still young and I’m ready to go searching for that place.
Life is a journey, and I can’t think of a more appropriate way to spend it.
May your wanderlust lead you to unforgettable experiences.