It’s a given that everyone has different priorities in life.
Matt and I have made travel a priority. Travel to us means: experiencing other cultures, trying new things, stepping outside our comfort zones and risking the accepted for the unexpected.
For obvious reasons (like the fact we’re moving to Germany in June), I wanted to stand up and cheer.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Travel while you’re young. And travel while you’re old. But – whatever you do – travel. I couldn’t agree more. It’s all about priorities really.
For us, seeing the world is more important than: buying a house, having a regular (as in 8-5pm, 5 day a week) job, staying in an established community and keeping a normal life routine.
I’m not saying those things aren’t important. They’re just not as important to us at this time in our lives. They might not ever be.
I am so grateful that I grew up travelling. It instilled in me a love for the unknown, a desire for the open road and open sky, a longing for fresh experiences, different cultures, new horizons. And I am so grateful I married a man who loves to travel, too.
In fact, I’ve traveled more since Matt and I met then I have in a long, long time.
Together we’ve experienced:
– the Olympic Mountains
– the Grand Tetons
– St. Louis
– parts of Mississippi
– Inlet Beach, FL
– New Zealand
– Estes Park, CO
Just in the past twelve months. That kind of boggles my mind. Because when January 1, 2011 dawned I didn’t have the faintest idea I would be travelling at all. Definitely not as much as we have. Especially not with the love of my life.
Matt and I have made travel a priority. Together we will travel while we’re young (and most likely while we’re old). Check out our list of all the places we want to see and do.
Question: Do you like to travel? Where would you rate it on your list of priorities? Why?