Dreams of Travel

Have my dreams of travel faded into a faraway place?

I received this post from a person who wishes to remain anonymous and I think it’s kind of sad – your thoughts?

Let’s call her Jennie,

I have spent years wanting to travel around the world, see new things, experience a different way of life and meet new people.  I also have always wanted to share my experiences with others because I believe many would like to do what I want to do.

mage courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
mage courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

So why haven’t I done it?

That’s a really big question and I don’t think there is just one answer. 

Fear is one answer but fear of what?  Fear of the unknown has never been a problem for me. I think it is fear of failing others and not living up to what is expected of me. Fear of not meeting their expectations and wishes for me. I believe it is a part of my generation – wanting to please everyone and I am definitely guilty of it, big time. Fear of being thought to be irresponsible.


I also know what I don’t want and they are listed below: 

  • I don’t want to get up every day feeling as if I had nothing to look forward to.
  • I want to feel as if I am in control of my future
  • I don’t want to have to go for a drive with my husband just to kill time
  • I want to feel something beyond hopelessness
  • I want to be excited about a new experience
  • I don’t ever want to take a sleeping pill in the afternoon just to get through one more day
  • I want my family to feel good for me because I am doing something I love
  • I don’t want a financial commitment of a mortgage or debt – it is a prison that I might not escape from
  • I don’t want to be restricted by someone else’s fears and worries
  • I don’t want to have to give up my dreams for someone else’s
  • I don’t want to waste the next ten years of my life because I am getting to an age where I can’t afford to


I hope the person who wrote this realizes how important it is to follow their own dreams of travel – especially when they mean so much.  What do you think?

Happy travels,

Carol Ann


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