You’ve been waiting for this time of your life for years. You’ve been dreaming of driving into the sunset since before you can even remember, yet something always gets in the way. You delay setting off time and time again. Life just gets in the way. Unfortunately, there is always going to be something that holds you back, so here are 3 reasons why you should stop postponing your big trip.
1. There will never be a perfect time
You’ve heard this before. Why? Because it couldn’t be more accurate. There will always be a new grandchild, a birthday celebration, a show that you want to see. Life is filled with events and reasons to stay at home. People use this as an easy out to delay leaving on their trips and risk getting in the trap of never actually leaving. You may not have all the accessories in your caravan that you were hoping to have, but you can pick them up along the way or do without them. There’s no time like the present and don’t let the idea of the perfect time hold you back from leaving at a great time.
2. Life is short
We all know someone who ran out of time. Who had big plans but never got the chance. Life is short. Don’t let time get the better of you. If you want to do the big lap, do it now. Talking about a big trip you never got to go on is not only heart breaking for those around you and but will fill you with regret. Serial postponing is a trap and one day it may be too late. Selling your hotted up caravan that never left the driveway is not something you want to have to do. Remember the saying; ‘the only trip you will regret taking is the one you don’t take’. Keep this in mind with any of your decisions and you will bound to be happy with your choices.
3. You can always come home early
Instead of being the person who is synonymous with the phrase ‘One day…’ be the one who is telling travel stories reminiscing with family and friends. If you’re currently postponing your trip, regardless of the reason/s, remember it isn’t failure if you do have to return home early. Get on your way and take each hiccup as it comes. The reasons you may not be leaving for may not affect you as much as you’re imagining. Our brains have a sneaky way of talking us out of things we want to do, so push through the doubts. Get on the road and take each day as it comes, if it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t work out. At least you gave it a go and you won’t be left wondering ‘what if…’.