Every now and then, people get in a rut. As co-owner of a successful marketing and graphic design company, I am very fortunate to have a job that I absolutely love. My credo has always been – being able to do something creative for a living is one of life’s greatest gifts. I’m happy to say that on most mornings, I am actually excited to wake up and take on the day.
But who’s kidding who…work is work. The deadlines, the long hours, being inundated with emails and phone calls, the difficult projects, the occasional challenging client, the pressure to grow or even sustain your business etc. etc. And as a business owner, thinking about work doesn’t necessarily stop when you leave the office. Sometimes you just need to clear your mind and focus on pure pleasure and relaxation.
And that’s what travel gives you – the opportunity to get away from it all. Leaving a big city residential environment and catapulting yourself into a tropical jungle, a dense wilderness, an ancient temple, a snowy mountain peak or a secluded beach invigorates the mind, body and soul.
And that’s one of the big things I love most about travelling. Not only do you have the pleasure of visiting a destination and having exciting new experiences, you get that initial build up of excitement and anticipation while you plan your trip. For me – that can be a 2 month process. And on top of that, you have the boost of positive energy and renewed zest for life after returning from your trip. Talk about a win-win-win situation!
And so the countdown is on! I’m literally Xing out the days on my desk calendar in anticipation of my next major trip. The following 37 days can’t pass by quickly enough. But as the saying goes – it’s the journey and not the destination, right? If that is indeed true, why can’t I wait for the “journey” to end so I can finally get to the destination! Tis the life of a travel addict. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. For now, back to the cage.