“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
First thing’s first, this is not a post meant to shame people for liking ‘things’, I like “things” just as much as the next person, but if I had a choice between purchasing a bag or a ticket to Bali, I’m sure you can guess which one I would choose. Very early on in life, I learned the importance of why you should spend money on travel, not things. Yes, a brand new car or a brand new bag will have you feeling fancy for a few months, but it’s but a temporary high, and after that high, you’re chasing the next ‘thing’. The value of things depreciate, they become outdated and irrelevant.
But, guess what doesn’t depreciate, your memories. The connections, the sights and sounds, feel and taste of Florence, Sorrento, Positano, Rio De Janeiro and all of the places that I have visited still linger and are as vivid as ever. Every time someone asks me to document my experiences, it’s like I hurtle back in time and experience those places over and over again. Travel is thrilling!
They say travelling is the only thing that you buy that makes you richer and while the saying is not entirely true, it does have some truth to it. You can buy real estate and it makes you richer or a Picasso, but, I digress. Travelling makes you culturally rich, it makes you rich in life experiences, it feeds your soul and for these reasons, I would rather spend money on endless vacations.
When you look back at your life in 30 years, what will your memories be? Will it be sitting behind your desk 365 days of the year minus holidays and one week vacation? I’ll tell you what my memories will be. My memories will be drinking wine in Tuscany, cheering on the world’s most famous athletes at the Summer Olympics, sailing around the Mediterranean, driving up one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes, swimming with sharks, and snapping a selfie with the Mona Lisa.
There are so many people in the world who place emphasis on gaining material wealth instead of enriching life experiences, I choose to be the latter. I choose to feed my soul, I choose to spend money on travel, not things. What do you choose?
LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH!