Before taking on this long term travel I frequently asked myself “What is it that you want achieve? What is it that you are seeking?” I didn’t know what the answer was or what to expect.
I have had my fair of travel but never longer than 4 weeks. I had always been on holidays and had not truly travelled.
For the first time I had a one way ticket and a nights accommodation booked. Nothing else was planned.
As the days turned into weeks and the weeks turned into months I finally realised what long term travel does for you. You become Unbound. The day to day activities in our lives bound us to a specific routine. There is nothing wrong with that. This isn’t criticism of a bound life. Quite frankly many times I have missed my day to day life. I had left a beautiful city, Sydney, having my morning runs by the beach and working with people that I respected and enjoyed spending time with. Chelsea and I had a great life in Sydney but wanted to challenge ourselves and move on. So we took the road Unknown.
Becoming Unbound has made me more comfortable with the unknown. I have been able to live in the present and take the future as it comes. I no longer get anxious thinking about the future, the things that are out of my control. I take each day as it comes. And the past has turned into adventurous memories on the road.
I can now proudly say I am present. Travelling on the road has brought me into this state and for that I am ever grateful.
Before taking on this trip I watched a video by the ‘LiveUnbound’ community. The video resonated with me and throughout this travel I have been able to identify with it.