What would compel someone to quit a high paying  job,  sell everything he has (minus the harley,ha) and leave his beloved home to travel the world for a year?????

The answer is actually quite simply and is explained by the three word phrase that all of us have heard many times…………LIFE… IS.. SHORT. Most of us like to avoid thinking about this. We like to avoid the fact tomorrow could be our last day on this earth but by avoiding this simple little phrase we start to think we have ample time to carry out our goals and dreams. We start making excuses to put off taking that trip to Hawaii or writing that book we always wanted to or planning that fishing trip with Dad. Years start to fly by we lose the funds for the Hawaii trip,  the idea’s fade for that book,  Dad passes away and  we start living a life of regret…. living a life of “I wish I could have….”

I’ve always tried to live my life-like there is no tomorrow but on a smaller scale. Only chasing the dreams that are just outside my comfort zone. Last year the decision was made to leave this comfort zone completely never to look back and to become a nomadic wanderer and travel on a long-term basis. It’s time to start fully embracing that life really IS short and I must follow my hopes, dreams, and passions to live a life worth living.




Filed under General Travel, Why Travel?

5 responses to “WHY?

  1. Rosanne

    Poignant words, little bro! I applaud your courage to chase your dreams….not only do you see the shallowness of being tied to the material world, you also see the spiritual connection that we all have with the earth. We were born to live, eat, walk, experience what this big earth has to offer. Working 9-5, day in and day out, racing the clock, handing back your paycheck to the government, with little or no personal fullfillment is just Existing. Don’t just exist….Dive, jump, hike, soar, climb, swim to heights and depths unknown and come back and tell us your tales! I love you more than whiskey and am your biggest cheerleader, you know that! We’ll be anxiously awaiting more blog posts! Good luck and God bless!
    Love, Rosanne

  2. tom l. fox

    good luck,love joanie and tom

  3. Michele Baldus

    Think what you are doing is fantastic. Wish I would have had the nerve to something like that before marriage and kids. Enjoy enloy enloy!!

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