How I Disrupt Routine When Life Gets Boring

Why travel is the answer to an exciting, unpredictable life.

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Many people ask me why I travel. For me, that’s a simple question.

I travel because I don’t want life to pass me by. I’m twenty-three-years-old and have seen more of the world than a majority of the people on this planet will ever see. I’m grateful for that and I don’t take it for granted.

I travel to avoid the routine life that I see the rest of my peers living. The pattern society tells us to follow is very simple:

We’re supposed to graduate high school. After that, we are told to pick a career at the age of eighteen and earn a degree from a four-year university. Immediately after graduation, we are pressured to get a job. Soon after that, we’re supposed to meet a girl, get married, have a kid(s), raise a family, retire and (maybe) start traveling after retirement.

It’s all too predictable.

Everyone is doing the same thing. Why wait until you’re older when you’re more capable of travel now? People say it all the time, but it is true; no one knows what the future holds.

I’m not wasting the opportunity I have to live life to the fullest right now.

Routine is the enemy of time. When we get sucked into a routine, days, months — years — slip past us without notice.

I think back to when I was a kid when I’m trying to explain my decision to travel. We didn’t follow a routine when we were children. Nobody watched the time when we were young. We played like time didn’t exist and everything we experienced had a ‘brand new’ feeling.

As kids, we discover everything the world around us has to offer. But the world doesn’t exist any further than the furthest our elders take us.

Yet, as we grow older, our world expands exponentially. We have more freedom to explore further, and you’d be crazy not to take advantage of that.

I travel to seek experiences I can’t get following a routine.

The joy travel brings me is unexplainable. It’s something one must experience on their own.

The opportunities are limitless. Keep an open mind and you’ll receive all the opportunities that you allow.

Since I committed to a nomadic lifestyle over two years ago, I’ve found that the best moments in life come when I’m least expecting them.

Whether it’s befriending strangers and growing close to them or growing fond of new cultures that make you reconsider every decision you ever made — I love it all.

I especially love getting myself into predicaments I can’t explain. Learning to get out of them all while growing as an individual teaches me so much that can’t be taught in any other way.

I know it’s cliché, but I travel because I love feeling my life change before my eyes. That’s why I must travel.

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