One of the main reasons I started this blog and why I still write on it today was/is to inspire others to do the same. To make you realise that it is possible and to make you realise that at the end of the day, it's not all that difficult to travel. This blog post is dedicated to all of you who are in the grey area - do I go? Is it worth it? Will I like it?
So, here in pictures, is why I think you should take that leap, plan that trip, pack that bag, and just go!
|Horseshoe Bend, AZ|
Leaving your comfort zone (e.g. having an actual roommate) might just result in some of your favourite memories..
|The Grove Pool, Flagstaff|
|Powell Lake, AZ|
|Powell Lake, AZ|
Travel can bring out personality traits you never imagined you even had, it can change you forever or it could show you that you're exactly who you should be.. It can bring an assured confidence, an inner happiness and a knowing within yourself that so many people lack and wish for.. It can help you figure out how you fit into this world and it can show you how you don't.. It's not just about physically travelling but mentally too.. You become a more educated and rounded person, you become more open and more understanding towards others.. Travel teaches you something that cannot be taught, its something you can only experience.
You don't have to go far, and you don't have to go for a long time, you just have to leave your own comfort zone.. whatever that means to you. Travel is one of the most personal things you can do and experience and I thoroughly encourage everyone to try it at least once.
As cliché as it sounds, but in the light of what has happened here at Northern Arizona University this weekend (New York Times Article), this seems more relevant than ever. No one will ever know what tomorrow will bring, what will happen, where you'll be, or what will change. The only thing you can do is make the most of today; whether you're just sat at home with your parents, walking your dog in the park, or sat on a rock at the edge of the Grand Canyon - it's all just as important as the other, the only thing that changes an average mundane day to an amazing one is how much you appreciate what it brings. Look around you and notice the simple beauty of things. At the end of the day, travel doesn't have to be expensive or extensive. It can be right there in your every day life. You just have to look.
|RIP Colin Brough and may your Delta Chi brothers heal quickly.|