Set goals and make radical changes.

I’d like to repeat the advice that I gave you before, in that I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. 

Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

‘What do you want out of life?’

I’m actually asked this question quite frequently. Especially in the past four months.

Genuinely, I want adventure. I want to be able to stop and think ‘I can’t believe this is my life’. I want to do things that I never ever thought I could do. I want to go everywhere, see everything and meet everyone. I want to try foods that gross me out and scare the crap out of me.

I want to get on a plane and not know where that plane is headed. I want to know that I always tried, that I always put forth the effort and that I never backed down from a challenge.

And most of all, I want each day to have a new and different sun.

Where do I see myself in five years? Where do I see myself in ten years? Happily travelling the world, sharing stories of people and culture, places and faces, showcasing the unknown, the overlooked and the forgotten about. And, most of all, hopefully instilling a whole lot of wanderlust in everyone that I meet.

I hope that you’ll join me for the ride. And perhaps a cheap flight or two hundred along the way.

Working on the story of my latest adventure right now.

9 thoughts on “Set goals and make radical changes.

  1. A bold change I’ve recently made is quitting white flour and processed sugar. I’ve embarked on an anti-inflammatory diet to flatten my stomach due to healing my sluggish adrenals which indirectly made me more mindful of eating more complex carbs while limiting unhealthy junk food and simple processed carbs. That indirectly resulted in a 12 lb weight loss in 2 months with the ultimate goal of getting a bikini body by August.

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    1. Hey, that’s amazing! I’m so proud of you. How are you liking life without the sugar? I noticed when I quit processed sugars, I no longer had dark circles under my eyes. It’s crazy how that works.

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      1. Life without sugar…. sucks. Sugar is everywhere. Sugar is in everything. I have to cook my own meals and make my own snacks. On the other hand, I save money buy buying unadulterated, healthy ingredients, my skin has cleared up, and my mood is generally better compared to life with donuts and chips. We’re better off without the processed sugar. It’s too bad society hasn’t caught on yet.

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  2. Love this. I’ve been on the road now for two years and it’s the best decision I could’ve ever made! When all my friends were going to university I went the opposite direction. The things I’ve learnt from travelling is beyond! Great post, thanks 🙂

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  3. I love your Idea of wandering, wish I could do the same. The knowladge and insight you gain, is more practical and useful. It worksout far better than knowladge acquired while sitting in a place.

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  4. I desire the same thing! To get on a plane and not know where it’s headed. I know I was born for AN ADVENTUROUS LIFE. Someday… This is going to be ~My Reality~ I’ll be like you – saying, “I can’t believe this is my life!” 🌟🌟🌟 Thank you for this! Continued blessings.
    DanaL.
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