As you’ve probably figured out by now, I love travel quotes. They simply resonate with me. That’s why I share them here, hoping they will inspire someone else as they do me. Without further ado, today’s travel quote…
“We travel, not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” This quote is so true. There is so much in life that I don’t want to miss out on. I’m afraid if I don’t do it now, life will pass me by, and I will have missed everything that I wanted to see and do.
I often feel like I’ve already wasted so much of my life because I could have done more than I have. I spent a large portion of it working and going to school, trying to better my position and career so that I could afford more. But I missed out on a lot that I could have done locally. Even though I was broke for most of that time, there are a lot of free and cheaper things I could have done.
Cost was not the only issue, though. Time was a big issue. I was working full time while taking college classes. I also had a family to take care of. This took away just about any free time I had. When I wasn’t working or going to school, I was doing homework. I can’t exactly say that time was wasted. If I hadn’t done it, I wouldn’t be where I am now. But, it did make for a later start in my traveling life than what I would have liked.
There was a time in my life when I thought I just wanted to get away from it all and hide from the world and my problems. I thought that getting away would make my life easier somehow. That I actually could escape. I was wrong.
You don’t get to escape from your problems. Your problems simply follow you wherever you go. Even if you are able to get away from the source of the problem, your mind never forgets. No matter what, it will always take you back to those times and will try to think of new answers to solve the problem. At least, my mind does. I’m never able to shut it up. It works on its own without my input whatsoever.
Maybe that’s a good thing. It forces you to deal with things head-on instead of burying your head in the sand and pretending there are no issues. I think it has made me stronger in that regard. I still have plenty of problems and sometimes, I have no real solutions for them. But, I try to deal with them as they come at me.
There are lots of good reasons to travel. The emotional and health benefits alone are worth it. But, traveling to escape is not one of them.
What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this travel quote and these issues. Please leave a comment below and let me know.