"Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul." -Jaime Lyn Beatty
Traveling is hard. Whether it's a road trip for just a few hours, or flying halfway across the world, it'll cost something. That could be time, money, and even your own comfort at times, but let me be one of the many who will tell you: it's worth all of it. It's a life-changing experience, and one that will be inspirational for you in your day-to-day life. Travel expands your horizons (literally), and gives you new perspectives that you wouldn't have had if you stayed home. The adventures that you have will fill your soul - and that's so inspiring! So here are some of my reasons for why travel is inspirational, and totally worth the cost.
You gain a new perspective - You’d be surprised how many people don’t live the same way as we do here. We all come from somewhere, and that somewhere will look very different than it does halfway across the globe. If you’re staying within the country, traveling a few states away, or coming from the countryside to the big city, there is always going to be a change in culture. With the right mindset, a change of perspective is inspiring and refreshing. If you’re traveling across the world into another country, you’ll see that some of the things we take for granted - running hot water, lots of space to live in, and the ability to go to college and get a job that pays well - don’t exist in other countries. A newfound appreciation for the privileges we have can inspire a whole new outlook on life.
You get out of your comfort zone - Whether you travel alone or with a whole group of people, stepping into a new place that you’ve never been before has a wonderful way of pushing you outside of your comfort zone. While it’s uncomfortable, it could be the best way to give you a dose of inspiration. Going outside of your own boundaries makes your mind think differently, and it’s the perfect fix for when you’re trying to find a different angle on something. You might find a confidence that you never knew was there before, and the ability to tackle new challenges; both of which are so valuable for seniors who are graduating and about to settle into adult life.
You experience exotic places - Maybe you’ve heard of people’s lives being changed just by gazing at the Grand Canyon. It’s not unheard of to become overwhelmed with inspiration just by looking out at an amazing landscape. You don’t have to go far to experience these wonders, either - just in California, there’s Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, and Lake Tahoe. And across the globe, you can take your pick from some of the most beautiful sights on the planet. Those are the sort of places that are beckoning you, and they just might change you from the inside out.
You can enjoy different cuisines - Travel is a favorite pastime for foodies. Outside of the classic cuisines of Europe, there are unfamiliar but incredible cuisines of South America and Asia, to name a couple. If you have the joy of traveling to the places less traveled, you’ll find hidden gems in their restaurants. It could be authentic curry from Thailand, fermented shark in Iceland, or roasted guinea pig in Peru - trying new things always expands horizons. It can be inspiring to light your tastebuds on fire with authentic Indian cuisine, or to challenge yourself with a bit of haggis in Scotland. The ability to keep an open mind and try new things is something you can carry with you throughout your whole life.
Travel and adventure fill the soul with inspiration, and creates wonderful memories that you can bring with you everywhere you go. Taking a trip can be the perfect way to celebrate a big event, like a high school graduation, and it gives a massive dose of inspiration to your life. A senior session is another way to celebrate all of the hard work you’ve done over the years, too - contact me here to book your session!