My goal in life is to travel to as many places as possible, and experience as many things as I can.
It could be the Sagitarius in me, or the way that our generation thinks, but I think it’s a pretty fair and decent goal!
My grandparents did a lot of travelling in their younger years; I remember thinking they were always going on holiday, as a child. They were sociable and outgoing, and had lots of friends all over the world. Now, they are reduced to remaining sat in their arm-chairs in their living room, barely able to walk, let alone travel or, even, socialise anymore.
It hits home when you see people you love unable to do the things that played a big part in making them who they are. But knowing that they reflect on those years fondly, and made the most of their lives when they were able to do these things, is a comforting notion. At least they’ve lived!
So there is no time for tip-toeing around, and not embracing life and opportunities, while you have them.
As a stranger once said to me: “What are you waiting for?”
And it’s a good question. What am I waiting for?
We plan our lives and put limitations on ourselves, just in case something may or may not happen in the future. Especially as an actor; you are constantly flaky on plans and unable to book holidays far in advance, because you may get an audition through, or get a job suddenly, that means you can’t commit.
But all we can do is live in the now.
There is ‘no day but today‘, as they say in RENT.
So when I get off this ship in May, and contemplate the next step I take in my life and career, I think it will be the perfect time to take a break and tick off one of the many places I’d like to visit.
Where it will be…I’m not sure yet.
But Australia, New Zealand, American road trip, and a tour of the places in Europe I haven’t been to yet, are floating around my mind.
If anyone has any suggestions of amazing places in the world that I should visit, please leave a comment to give me inspiration as I begin my planning!
Photo Credit: Emily Croft aka. My Little Mom