When I returned from my time spent travelling this year I found a note stuck to my bedside table that reveals a lot about my hopes and dreams for the future. It also reveals a desperation for change, and some revelations brought about before travel, not because of it. Then I realised that if you’ve made the decision to leave your old life behind to travel then of course you’ll have begun to see the world in a different way.
Here’s the note I wrote to myself last Christmas:
When you come back from your travels, remember this:
- Don’t be bound by society’s rules
- Take daily crap less seriously
- Make lots of mistakes
- Create stuff no matter how bad or silly
- Aim for goals you might think are ridiculous
- Take opportunities
- Do what you love
- Do what you want
- Help others do all the above
When I wrote this I wondered if I’d feel the same way, and I can tell you that I certainly do; more so than ever before.