I recently read an article explaining how professionals in their 30’s and 40’s are choosing travel over marriage, children and owning a house. It was a very profound article that made me really think deeply. It stated that 70% of these professionals hold traveling the world as their top priority. While I didn’t see anything wrong with this, it made me wonder why can’t you travel the world, have a happy marriage, own a house and have children. What was being implied is that you can’t have it all and therefore you must choose one or the other. I beg to differ.
My entire life has always involved traveling. My father migrated to another country as well as my great-grandfather. Traveling is my family tradition. During my younger days as a teenager and college student, I loved traveling alone and having new experiences. However, the more I traveled and learned, the more I realized how miserable it was to have these new and exciting experiences without anyone to enjoy the journey with. I was in Spain and although I was reaching new heights, I felt empty inside.
As I traveled to even more places, the feeling of emptiness grew. I knew that I was accomplishing and learning a lot but without my friends and family, what was it worth? I was in Calidonia, Panama City, Panama when I started questioning what was important to me. Both family and travel were the highest priority and I could not choose one over the other. I started writing my goals down in what I called my “ambition book”. The more I realized how limiting others are with the aspirations, the more goals I wrote in this book. The book was a pact that I made for myself. I never shared this book with anyone (and never will).I realized how people doubt themselves and therefore, I knew people would say that my goals are unrealistic (You gotta dream big!).
In August of 2015, my entire life changed. I had a long distance relationship and I realized how much my girlfriend and I had in common especially our passion for travel. We were looking for international flights and discussing how we can be super travel couple (Is that a thing now?!). A few weeks later we married and started planning our 1st trip. Instead of a wedding ceremony, we traveled. She also inspired me to document these journeys into a blog. This blog was the birth of The #1 Itinerary!
On June 15, 2016, we had our first daughter together. You would think that marriage and our first child being born would mean that we couldn’t travel. However, we threw out that limiting concept and started traveling even more.
Anything is possible. Remember, you don’t always have to choose between the things that make you happy. I realized that there are certain things that I am not willing to sacrifice. I followed my heart and chose love, ambition and adventure.
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