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How Traveling Changed My Life - 2nd Edition

How Traveling Changed My Life - 2nd Edition

  •  I was very shy and 100% introverted. Not anymore. Nowadays, you can find me hosting a variety of social meet-ups and sometimes am called the life of the party. I am able to often times strike up a conversation with strangers.
  • I was afraid. I was uncertain about everything and was afraid to try new things.
  • I was narrow-minded.
  • I didn’t take risks. Nowadays, taking a risk fulfills my curiosity of what could be. You’ll never know if you never try. If you fail, deal with it and hopefully you learn from it. No big deal.
  • I wasn’t exposed to the world until I started traveling. It is easy to stay in your bubble/comfort zone.
  • I became a stronger independent person. Prior to traveling, I thought I was independent. I found out I wasn’t until I started traveling, especially on solo trips. You become stronger mentally and emotionally.
  • I became more confident. More confident in terms of my perspective of life, how I deal with certain situations, and how I present myself.
  • There is more to life than being in the rat race. My career was priority but now nothing is more important than life itself and how you live it. Before I started traveling I worked plenty of overtime, which caused more illnesses and times when I felt like I was going to breakdown and loose it because I was overwhelmed with my career to make it to the top. Nowadays, my career is still important but I learned to balance my life better. I advise all Americans to definitely take your available days off to travel abroad!!! There should be a law in the U.S. for all working employees (including new hires) to be able to take at least 2 weeks of vacation time off yearly. 
  • I am happier and optimistic. It is human nature to never be 100% happy but at least I am trying to be.
  • No money to travel? I don't make much money but sacrifice the "luxury" of things to be able to afford my travels. In other words, stop buying shit you don't need! There are also plenty of other ways around it to travel on a tight budget. A lot of other bloggers would hitchhike or couch surf. I tend to stay with friends or give up a comfortable soft bed. A lot of people make excuses not to travel and would rather buy "luxury" goods. In the end many people live to regret not traveling enough because they were too busy buying stuff to prove their social statues. 

How about you? Are you traveling? How has it changed you? Or have you thought about traveling? What's stopping you? Talk to me.

First rave of my life!

First rave of my life!