Monte Carlo’s well established reputation came long before Selena Gomez got mistaken for a princess. Some travellers on a budget would turn their noses up at a place known for homing yachts that belong to people with more money than time to spend it. But I didn’t go to resent people with a MUCH big travelling budget than I had, like all reasons for travelling, I went there to experience something new.
Monte Carlo is a whole lot of serenity compressed into a small space in Monaco.
I believe in the finer details in life; little bursts of joy that let you step back in third person and view how spectacular life can be.
In these moments, circumstances are forgotten, arguments become irrelevant and pride in yourself is amplified.
Why is it that I wish to travel?
Am I trying to fill some kind of deficiency in my life with the word ‘possibility’? Or, am I in fact running from some kind of insecurity I’m facing?
The first of my own personal travel experiences: Thailand, 2014
Unfamiliar smells filled my lungs as unfamiliar sights entered the windows to my own personal happiness. I wondered if the key to happiness was locked inside the minds of the people who had so little yet smiling to them is a state of mind.
I’ll start by reiterating that thought so it sinks in… today is as good a day as any.
Again, I’m still not telling you to quit your job and run away to live in Alaska (although that is tempting). I’m telling you to realise that the day to chase your dream may as well be today. Don’t say “It’ll happen,” and wait for it. Doing that keeps it as a dream instead of a vision for your current reality. This would be to deny yourself the feeling that pumps blood to your heart faster and forces you to take that breath just a little bit quicker.
We are all here for no reason. No reason at all. Only when you realise that, can you start living instead of existing.
Stop worrying about the little things, gain some perspective and take that leap of faith that sparks something inside of you that lets your heart know YOU ARE ALIVE.