Friday, 20 July 2012

Why I NEED to travel.


This past weekend Simon and I went to the Lake District in Cumbria (north England). I will blog about our beautiful time there asap. When I mentioned this to the girls at work or their friends (and twitter). I got the same response I got when I said I was going to California, to Cornwall and to Aussie. 

"Going away again?!"
"All you seem to do its go on holiday"
"Do you actually work?"
"Your are on a perma-holiday"

And I sigh.

Simply because I don't really have an explanation as to why I feel the need to go to places all the time. It's not that I hate where I live. It's more that I know there is so much out there to see and do. But my response is usually half heartedly a *giggle* and then say "yeah I guess".

Then the other day I saw this quote and it explains why travelling is so important to me perfectly.

George Orwell once said how childhood "often creates a false map of the world, but it's the only map we have. And no matter how old we are at the first sign on trouble, a need for change or to fill an empty space, we take off running for those fabulous countries."

Although I love England and it will always be my home. I do feel there is a gap on my map of the world that I haven't explored. This quote is so true because when I was little I would hear of these "paradise islands" that people used to go to relax. Or these adventure holidays where people went to seek thrill and it is only now that I am adult and have a good conception of what "life" can be like. That I refuse to waste it saying "I wish I could go there".

Because in simple terms.

You can.

5 comments:

Hey Monkey Butt said...

I can relate, now if only I had the life that would allow me to fulfill those things. In the future, I will get it all done though. I'm taking a holiday next year, mark my words, ha ha.

Holly said...

Hey! I have a friend that lives there (in Kendal)! I saw your pictures on FB and now I want to go there even more than I already did! :)

SunnyToast said...

I agree..we should travel as much as we can...there is alot of things to see and the world to offer:)Enjoy your trip!

Kristen said...

They're just jealous and have every right to be. You are so lucky to have a job where you can fit your travelling around it. I agree about what you set, if you want to go places with enough effort and saving you can go there eventually!

Steph{anie} said...

I wish I had the financial ability to travel as much as you do. It's amazing the places you've been and the things you've seen! You're a lucky, lucky girl.

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