You may think, after reading the heading, “how can she only now feel content, when she’s travelling the world?!”. Well, this feeling and these thoughts have been recurring in my head for many years.
As mentioned in earlier posts, I struggled with monotony and daily life can become quite monotonous. I also questioned the meaning of life and, as such the meaning of my life specifically. Read more about these feelings and thoughts in our travel adventure post.
I then realized that a meaningful life doesn’t have to be one distinctive accomplishment. It doesn’t have to be a grand, ultimate goal. The purpose of life and my purpose is something that not only gave me great satisfaction and joy, but also had an impact on the people around me.
From the outside looking in, most may think that travelling and seeing the world is a never-ending vacation. I’m definitely appreciative for being able to travel for months. However, daily life stresses still exists. Unlike a one or two week vacation, where you can forget about “daily life” and really enjoy yourself. Being away for months doesn’t entail the same feelings. We still need to manage our finances and ensure things are paid on time, buy groceries and cook (when we’re not on a cruise), etc.
It took me awhile to finally feel content with my life and my current situation. I’m a huge thinker and a “fixer”. When things aren’t “perfect” with myself and the people around me, I feel dismayed and will assume responsibility to figuring out a solution. Even though most of the time, it has nothing to do with me!
Living My Own Life
I’ve been trying to remind myself, that if I’m content and happy, then the ones closest to me will be as well.
Time flies by us and why spend it dwelling on problems and unhappiness. We must live life to the fullest.
Start every day with a smile and continue it with a smile. It’ll make your day so much more enjoyable. And with that, life will be much simpler, pleasant and more memorable.