Save for Travel
Recently I get asked how I save to travel? To me it is not about saving but changing your lifestyle. This can be a complex subject to tackle when discussing lifestyle, because it can be so personal. This can depend on values, and your priorities.
We live in a society that being rich means acquiring more and more stuff. As if the possession of “stuff” defines this distorted view on success. Can you fathom a life without all this accumulated stuff? Well, let me help you on this . Less stuff , more space. No distractions more imagination. Remove clutter, more peaceful mind . Wise spending, more money in your pocket ( to travel ) .
In your spare time you may like to read more or interact with people more. You become more mindful about the world we live in. Your sense of wonder and curiousity is enhanced because you are no longer interested in these possession. To me a rich life consists of experiences of travel, power of knowledge and making a difference in this world. I knew I wanted to travel more.
A couple of years ago, I decided to declutter everything I no longer needed. The first thing I got rid of was my car. Now, for all you drivers out there you understand what a big expense that is. I had no need to own one, it only brought me stress and spending more money on useless repairs. This did not bring me any value. There is nothing “rich” about this for me.
All my life I always dreamed of travelling and seeing the world. Although I am still in the corporate world , I was able to manage a decent travel per year but was not enough. My minimalistic attitude I have on consumerism allows me to travel a little bit more than the average. Although I get asked how I manage frequently, I believe real admirations are to the ones who have found their way to really travel the world and made a business out of this. I applaud them !!!
Quote on Minimalism
I would like to end this post on a quote I saw which I really love and would like to share with you.
” Clutter is not just stuff on your floor- it’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living” by Peter Walsh.
We have choices in life and what is good for one may not be good for me. I chose to live in a minimalistic way for my wanderlust adventurous heart seeking to travel the world to bring awareness, accept diversity , all with a fearless & open heart.
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