Find Your Path in Life while Traveling the World
We all get lost from time to time and need to reflect on ourselves. Different age carries separate responsibilities and it’s perfectly normal to feel a little bit perplexed by life. However, being stuck in the problem is not something you should get used to as your permanent state. You have to find your path and, consequently, yourself in order to continue with your life.
One of the ways you can do that is while traveling the world and encountering different landscapes and cultures. Although it may seem like you’re escaping your problems and dilemmas, it’s actually a positive way to contemplate your life. Therefore, pack your bags and get ready for the journey that will help you define your goals, life, and standpoints for the things to come.
For many people, it’s unimaginable to go to the theatre alone let alone travel the world. But it’s the only way to really spend some time with yourself and face your doubts. Usually, when faced with a big decision, people have to go through turmoil to come to terms and choose their path.
Traveling alone will provide you with enough distractions not to fall into depression or anxiety, as well as time to slowly think about your options. For example, if you intend to leave your job and switch to something different, traveling and sightseeing will give you enough space to reexamine your state. Sometimes new people you meet or traditions you experience are enough to help you resolve the burning issues.
Be a tourist in your country
Every country is unique in its own way, and you don’t have to go far in order to gain new experience. In her memoirs Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed writes about her journey to find herself by hiking the 1,100-mile long path. The book was so popular that it became a movie in 2014 starring Reese Witherspoon.
The book follows a 26-year old ex-heroin addict who decides to go on the hike without any prior experience. The death of her mother from cancer four years before, collapse of her marriage and distancing from her siblings have led her to seek answers on the thousand miles walk. This book has served as an inspiration to many to go on the same hike and think about their own circumstances.
Visit faraway lands
Going on the journey that will help you define yourself is a challenge in many ways. Especially if you plan to travel somewhere far from home like Australia or South Africa, for example. Even though the trip itself can be pricey, you can buy the tickets earlier and plan your stay in the more modest accommodation. Usually, these faraway places are seen as the perfect getaway for the mind and soul because of their distance.
However, they’re also a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with yourself and observing different culture and tradition. “Carry as little as your water and camera every day, allowing you to truly enjoy your walk,” says Life’s an Adventure. You don’t need much to experience the life-changing moments, just your will and resolve to change what is wrong.
Take a leap of faith
Controlling the circumstances is something we try to do all the time in our lives. We expect to stop the bad and welcome the good. Unfortunately, life is a mix of both and sometimes things happen without any possibility to influence them. Therefore, considering this, you should take a chance and allow yourself to feel free from the pressure of familiarity.
Different settings, people, and customs may show you diverse perspectives of observing your life. Sometimes we have to get out of our comfort zone in order to be honest with ourselves. While traveling, you will notice that the sunset in another country may have the same colors, but it shed a different light on your problems.
“I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me,” writes Cheryl Strayed in her bestselling book.
In addition, in a way, it’s what we don’t do that defines us in the end and not the steps we take to change our lives. If we don’t do something to give ourselves the best chance in life, then we’ll end up regretting the choices we could have made. Instead, we should treat life as the biggest journey of all, full of paths waiting for us to find them.
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