If only everyday of travel looked like this.
Sorry to let you down, but it doesn’t. When some people think of FT travel they think of full-time vacation. But it’s nothing close to that. When your passion is your work, and your work means traveling non stop, trying to stay inspired and inspiring, creative and create when there is no creativity left, connecting with new people constantly, having the same introduction conversations over and over, not having a permanent home base; the constant grind of building a brand based off of your purpose and trying to remain true to yourself while still making a coin or two to pay the bills (because if you thought bills stopped, think again), with thankless days and sleepless nights; all those things can be taxing on your mind and body.
But, at the end of the day, I chose this life, and I could choose to do something else if I wanted to. But now it’s a lifestyle, a way of life that I love, my way of life and the way for so many other amazing people I’ve met along the way. I wouldn’t change this journey for the world. I’m able to live where I want, make my own schedule, own my own time, see places I’ve always wanted to see. Learn new cultures and languages with everyday bringing something undiscovered and different.
Needless to say, this lifestyle is a blessing. I’m truly humbled and still amazed sometimes at where I am and what I’m doing, but that doesn’t mean it’s a walk in the park (or on the beach in this case). It’s easy to think people have it all figured out from social media, that their life is #goals
, but you truly don’t know what it took for them to get to where they are and have what they have.
At the end of the day, strive to make your own life #goals
, shock yourself, amaze yourself with how you choose to live and create your life. There’s no one way, blueprint or template. Blow someone’s mind, blow your damn own mind. Whatever it is that you do, do it for you, and serve a greater purpose. #travelingfroisms
Today’s caption inspired by an amazing conversation with the beautiful @spiritedpursuit.
She’s been an inspiration of mine for a while and embodies empowerment and living the life you want to live.