I love hanging out with my close friends and family. They are more important to me than anything else, and they provide that sense of belonging that we all need. The thought of trekking around the world alone without that foundation starts to loom in my mind a bit until I shut it down.
While I concede it would be cool to have a partner or 2 in crime in this, I can’t wait for that to magically happen. Plus, I’m sure I’ll meet other travellers who are away from their loved ones and worried about having to sell snow-cones someday. I’m at a point in life where I know I need some discomfort. I’m too damn comfortable and have too many routines.
There’s a quote in the book Roadtrip Nation that speaks to this: “The greatest nemesis to change is the conflict between what you want to become and how you want to feel.” I’m not really sure where the quote comes from, but it’s awesome and poignant. By the way, I highly recommend reading Roadtrip Nation; it’s pretty much phenomenal.