The Fear and the anticipation

Travelling for 6 months feels a little bit like preparing to leave a life not fully finished, or at the very least putting it on hold, this is a scary thought for me. Scary in terms of the fact that everything I have been working towards for the past 5-7 years will have to stop and be replaced by something new. All of the home comforts I have gotten used to will not be available and I will also have to leave all of our family and pets for 6 whole months.

However, this fear is accompanied by an excitement for the new and the unknown. A world of new people, places and experiences is just around the corner and I can't wait to get out there and see what it has to offer. I imagine there will be some testing times before the holidays end but what is life without challenges and the ability to view a new horizon every day. 

This trip is a perfect opportunity to meet new people and experience the world from a wholly new perspective culturally. It's very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that there is only one way to do things, one way to think and one way to live. Travel a little and your eyes are opened to a completely different system. I guess that is another reason for my hesitation in wanting to go I'm not only leaving the things listed above I am also leaving the culture I am so entrenched in and with the plan being to be gone for 6 months I have no way of returning to the easy lane of western living but as of writing this I have no intention or inclination to do so.

I guess what I'm saying is being scared to do something should never be a barrier that stops you from doing something. Looking past that fear and seeing what is there to experience/achieve is what is driving me to do this, all of the fears fall away in the face of a once in a lifetime experience. 

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