The way I have always seen it, you either have the money and not the time or you have the time and not the money. In my case, being in my 20 something’s, I have the time and most definitely not the money.
So, here’s why you should travel now.
When you think about it in this way, you could have the money and not the time. Without the time it is impossible to travel and enjoy your years. Without money but with the time, you can always take out loans, get yourself into a years’ worth of debt or simply just spend a year working and saving and then take the following year off to travel. Time is everything, you can never buy back time. So before you tell me you have no money to travel and you’re too busy working, sit back and think, what if I died tomorrow? You would have spent all that time working to make money and save for retirement to travel, and then what? You’re dead. All of that money was saved up for nothing. LIVE IN THE NOW, Don’t live for the future. You never know what the future will hold. Money can be made back, time cannot.
If you are in your 20 something’s now trying to find a full-time career to feel accomplished and on top, rethink to yourself if this is what you are seriously ready for. From experience, I had this dream of graduating university, getting my own condo, my own car and starting up in my big girl job. In reality, I have had dreams of traveling and starting my own business for years but people throughout my life made it clear to me that this dream was unachievable. One day I realized that if I can’t do what I love to do, what is the worth of living? I don’t want to live my life with someone else’s passion in mind. I want to live my life to work on my passion, to make a difference, and to travel the world.
I now realize that I CAN follow my dreams. So what if I fail miserably and land on my face? I have years to recover that money I’ve lost and to lives those years I screwed up. You will never know if you don’t try. I hope that while you’re reading this, it inspires you to do what YOU love and not what others want you to love. I quit my job in marketing to build on my own business and jet off to Europe to be with the man that I love and explore parts of the globe I have never seen. I blog to share my stories, to inspire other people and to help market my own passion – Give for Granted.
So get out there, live YOUR life and don’t let anyone tell you differently. You are 20 something and you have your entire life ahead of you! Live in the NOW, don’t live for the future. You have your entire life to plan for the future, what is a few years to focus on YOU?
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