Nearly a decade has passed since I dedicated my life to traveling, and trekking through the Himalayas. There is no question that trekking offers the ultimate thrill I constantly yearn for, but there is much more to trekking than exercise and adrenaline rushes. Along with adventure, comes a means of happiness and inspiration. With every step, I learn something great about life.Your life is yours, and only you can decide where it leads.
Adventure trekking through the twisted trails of the Himalayas.
A trek through the twisted trails of the Himalayas, will take you up and down, up and down, right and left, left then right, and all over again. Even if I get tired of these twists and turns, I still trek forward. While trekking across the Himalayas, I faced constant challenges like crossing lakes, climbing huge boulders, and instant weather changes. My feet were swollen and some members of the trekking group advised me to turn back, but I didn’t give up. I had gone so far and not completing the journey would have been a huge disappointment.
So you just finished college. You’re about to take the next step forward, moving from the life of a student into the life of a professional. Maybe you studied abroad, maybe you didn’t, but you know you want to travel. You think it might be best to establish a career first, and then travel later. You’ll be more stable, you’ll have more money, you’ll know who you are, and you’ll appreciate travel more because you’ve got things “figured out.” Good idea, right? Wrong!
There’s so much to see out there – why wait! Travelers smile from Bondi Beach, Australia. Photo Courtesy of Kayla Patterson
All those things that make life worth living like sunrises and sunsets, new friends made during late nights around campfires, and in neon lit city streets, worn backpacks, stamped passports, and journals bursting with notes from adventures. That’s what you find in travel, and you shouldn’t wait to seek it. Although counter-intuitive as a first step into a career, traveling as a recent grad is the perfect time to go for many reasons.
1. You’re Not Tied Down
You probably don’t have kids