Risking It All To See The World
I always have the idea of travelling to some far tropical place in Latin America in the back of my mind. So no excuses when my daughter Jodie told me she could take time off work, so I booked our flights.
But I have left it to the last minute to organise my big adventure, which is very unusual for me. I normally have it all sorted, by just concentrating on putting money away and only leaving buying the fights within a month of setting off!
Say you will meet up but it never happens
I have one good friend question me "Andy" and he had noticed I was not organised with my travel adventure. He said that my plan had kept changing with what I was going to do after my daughter flies back after 10 weeks travelling together. It got me thinking that am I doing the right thing? “Second thoughts” Of giving up the comfort of my own home and a good business I have created.
The very next day when I woke-up and thought of the reasons I am going travelling to Latin America, that is hard to explain to someone who has never travelled or has a sense of adventure, I was thinking positively again about the wonderful things that are there to experience if you are willing to take a risk.
I am in a position where I can travel for a long period, as I don’t have a partner and my daughter who is 18 is travelling with me for the first 10 weeks. So I might be giving up a lot and risking it all, but nothing ventured nothing gained!
My business has been setup in mind that if I want to take time out, it won’t cost the earth to start again. I do like challenges and by being put in the deep-end you have to get on with it and make it work, where’s being comfortable you become set in your ways and lazy!
(Note: Andy is a great businessman and knows by not having a goal or plan then its failed before it's started. Where I am inspired, have passion and a wide vision to travel and all the things accosted with it. But to do so, I have to give somethings up.)
Time is of the essence, as I can travel and stop as long as I wish in places that have the feel good factor. It’s an adventure, challenge and a great experience as I enjoy to travel Latin America for its history, culture, traditions, music, food and most of all its people.
I am grateful of life and what it has to offer.
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ― Lao Tzu
“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
Happy Travels in 2015