I first caught a case of wanderlust back in high school when I joined the travel club and went overseas with a group of classmates- it opened my eyes to the inspiring experience of exploring the history, culture and wonders that exist in the world. At the time, I did not even consider the possibility of a career in travel as I felt that if it were part of my job, it might take the fun out of it. Thus, I never pursued it. Fast forward over a decade and I now have a successful career in healthcare; however, I have never felt quite settled or content- often moving jobs every few years when restlessness inevitably creeps in. I tend to always be yearning for more from life- even if I don’t know exactly what that ‘more’ consists of. All I can do is make space in my life for the things that bring me the most joy, and travelling is what I always turn to for a spirit and energy refresh. I have taken many trips over the years and am always dreaming about my next desired destination.
Often this simply means exploring close to home on Vancouver Island which reveals many hidden treasures- enchanting small towns, vibrant cities, untouched wilderness, coastal beaches, stunning hikes and endless other opportunities for adventure. A long weekend getaway every once in awhile to discover my own backyard can be just as rejuvenating and restorative as international travel. Exploring, no matter how far away, simply makes me feel alive and as long as I am able I will continue to dream and plan and travel as often as I can.
What lights you up?