Why Is It Okay If You Haven't Travelled as Much as You Imagined
Why is it okay if you haven't travelled as much as you imagined OR if you have never travelled before?
This post is meant for myself and maybe for those who's been affected by continuous exposure through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blogs which urge you to travel! travel! and travel!
One cardinal fact that you need to ingrain in your mind is travelling is a luxury for one needs to have time and money to do so. You need to have these two otherwise travelling would never or rarely happen. I learned about this fact when I was in my first year but sometimes it slipped my mind as I'm constantly being exposed to the content that urge me to travel!
My favourite place to unwind especially in fall and spring when I was a student, as I didn't have enough time to go somewhere else.
When I was a student, I didn't get to travel as much as I would love to as I didn't have time though I had extra money lying around to be spent. Back then, I was busy juggling with my assignments. I also spent most of my summer breaks working, trying to fulfill my hours for Hospitality and Tourism Work Experience Graduation Requirement, and my winter breaks going back to Malaysia. When I was unemployed, I had all the time in the world but unfortunately, I didn't have money to go travelling. Now that I'm working, I actually don't have time and money, hence no travelling (again!) for me.
Some people will argue that you can easily plan your time around the days off and holidays, and put aside X amount of money every month to go travelling, which is true, actually. However, life happens. You can't predict what's going to happen in your life. Maybe that extra money that you have (or you think you have) goes to an unexpected incident. Or, maybe you don't have extra money after all the life commitments. Or, maybe all you want to do on your free days is to stay at home. And, that's perfectly okay. Also, everyone has different priorities. If your main priority is travelling, then it's good for you. If your main priority is saving or paying your debt, then save your money all you want or pay that debt. There's nothing wrong about it.
You just have to do you! Go travel if that's what you want and you can afford to do so, but don't despair if you haven't travelled as much as you imagined or if you have never travelled before, for travelling is a luxury :)