Travelers vs homemakers-Quotes

I have been travelling now for almost 10 months (10 amazing life changing months). One of the questions I often get from friends back at home aren’t you fed up with travelling now. I understand that question completely of course, but its a strange question when every new person I meet on the whole just wants to travel forever. So I thought I would try and explain the two sides via quotes.

“I would rather have a passport full of stamps than a place full of stuff”  Vs. “A man (or woman) travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it”

“I wake up each new day and wonder what I will discover next” Vs “nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing”

“Home life is no more natural than a cage is to a Cockatoo” Vs. “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort”

“Travel makes one modest- you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world” vs “The ache for home life is in all of us , the safe place where we can go home as we are and not be questioned”

“Travelling leaves you speechless-then turns you into a storyteller” vs “Home is where one starts from”

Where do you stand on the debate?

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Sliding doors-a changing life

My App (STA travel app) tells me its 32 days till the world I have created is fully deconstructed and I start my new adventure, first stop New Zealand.

Sliding doors

For those who dont know the reference of my blog title today, its a film where you see two branches of someone’s life after an important event/decision is made.

The reason I reference the film is I went to see a house with a good friend today who is about 6 months behind me and asking the same questions- can I afford it? why am I buying? do I want to live here? what do I compromise on? etc. The difference between us is she is excited and energised by the experience and therefore taking that branch of her life.

The point you ask! Is no matter what direction you are taking make sure its the one for you because life is to short. And remember its never too late to make a crazy decision and take a different branch like me.

As always I will leave you with a quote I enjoyed.

“Her vision of the world under the water represented a beautiful stillness, a version of heaven. It was the lost city of Lena, her alternate universe, the life she yearned for but didn’t get to have.”  ― Ann Brashares