Why wouldn’t you chance it and overstay your visa by like 10 days? Whatevs, right?
Here’s to the girls who would rather stay wild and wander than settle down. The one’s who have said, “I like you, but I love to travel so as much as I’d like to stay I have to go.” The girls who don’t want a “normal” life and actually refuse to live it.
Five years ago, on a backpacking trip to Colombia, I participated in my first Ayahuasca ceremony. It was the most intense, awe-inspiring experience of my life, but what I didn’t realize at the time was that the true lesson from that night would take me a few more years to understand.
It is easy to glorify travel and adventure, but it’s not really fair to those experiences to end it at just that. In life and in travel, the times that challenged you are the same experiences that helped you grow – the ones that helped you move on into your next stage with as much grace as possible.
It’s okay to look back from time to time because it can also be a way to be inspired again but there are a lot of things to look forward and there are a lot of potential lovers that you can meet on the road.
If you are a traveling woman with such a heart, please know that you never have to apologize for being the whirlwind that you are. To anybody. Ever. You are beautiful and wild and you will hurt so much, but you will be okay.
It’s like hitting a reset button on your life. You can literally reinvent yourself, because no one around you has any expectations of you.
Travel means freedom, it means finding yourself lost in the most amazing ways.
When you travel alone there are no promises. There is no betrayal. There is no guilt. There is no obligation. There is no ownership. There is no dependence.
Breaking free from the rat race is difficult, but if you truly want to live a fulfilling life, I think it’s a necessary decision.