You’ve always wanted to see the world. You constantly see pictures of the most amazing sights, and you dream of being the one who took them. Your mind floats to the Serengeti, Peru, the Northern Lights. You want your friends to be jealous of you for a change when you upload some beautiful sunset onto facebook but…
You can’t go traveling, you just graduated. You can’t go traveling, you don’t have enough money. You can’t go traveling, you’ve got finance repayments on on your condo/car/TV. You can’t – you’ve just graduated, you’d be wasting your degree, how will you explain it on your resume? You’ll be jeopardising your future if you just jet-off now. HOLD ON A SECOND. I’ve heard this (or similar sentiments) too many times of over the last few years, while I’ve been gallivanting around the world living my life at 100mph and loving every second. Jeapordising your future?! Tell me you’re joking?
Our future isn’t guaranteed, it’s promised to no-one. Don’t be worried about some consequence that may never come to fruition, that’s madness. Worry about now.
Worry about jeapordising the present.
We have the chance to be doing awesome things, but for some ill-thought out fear of a future which may never come, we do nothing about going out and doing them. No generation has had the global opportunities we have, so what are we going to do with them? Sit back and worry about reasons why we can’t take them? Or are we going to finally shake ourshelves into action, and do something. Be decisive, step forward, seize the initiative – it’s not as hard as you think, and the rewards are endless.
Forget the obstacles, we can maneuver around them, we always can. What we can’t do, however, is regain our youth. This is our time so let’s make the most of it. Do what you dream of doing, forget about your resume for a moment. Just for a while, think about now. Think about your youth. Think about the opportunities you’re so lucky to have. Think about new friends, sky diving, passport stamps, drunken laughs, sunburnt smiles, love on foreign soil and sand, memories of a lifetime and experiences to cherish forever. Forget about the pension, this is our time – right now, use it and use it well. Let’s never have to regret wasting it. Not for a few barriers that we created for ourselves. We can do it, all of us, so let’s embrace life and never look back. Don’t jeapordise the present, live it and love it. Happy travels