One of my travel blogger friends, Kim, and her husband, are less than four months (or as she says 16 Mondays) away from the beginning of their year long Round The World Trip. They are going to have an amazing adventure and I’m so happy and proud of them that I am almost busting.
But it makes me wonder, why don’t I want to do something like that? There are so many blogs about people making the commitment, saving their money, selling their houses, deposing of their belongings, quitting their jobs and embarking on a wonderful adventure.
What makes me different from them?
I love to travel. I love to meet people, experience cultures, and break out of the every day routine of life.
Why don’t I want to take a year and travel the world?
Is it because I am single and, as much as I like doing things alone, the thought of being alone for a year is too much. Sure that could be it.
Is it because of the medical issues that come up this year. Yeah, that could be it.
Is it because I have three cats and a dog? I would miss them.
Then it dawned on me. I have no desire to take a round the world trip and be gone for a year, because my life has been one long round the world trip.
Born in Texas, I lived in Alaska, Turkey, Greece and Maryland by the time I was twelve.
As an adult working in the film industry I lived all over the world. I may have been based in Los Angeles for sixteen years (the longest I have lived anywhere) but half of that time I was elsewhere filming. I’ve lived for an extended time in Las Vegas, San Fransisco, Morocco, Oahu, Portland (Oregon), Kauai, New Jersey and shorter excersions in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington and all over Northern and Southern California.
My life is a round the world trip.
I like the ring of that.
Currently, I am finishing up nine months in Boston. I am anxious to go home to Nashville, to live a life of routine, taking the dog for a walk, planting flowers, movies with friends.
And in a couple of months the travel itch will begin again.
You can check out Kim’s blog So Many Places, and keep an eye out for a upcoming guest blog posting from her right here on Find Your Joy.