Wanderlust

If money were no object. I think that sentence over almost every single day at the moment. Why does money have to be an object? Why do I have to do something I hate in order to have money to do the things I quite simply adore. Why can’t we be that kind of family that’ll pack everything up, survive on the most simplest of pleasures and travel the world learning languages, new experiences and learning the true and thorough meaning of what it is to live, and not to simply be alive. I’ve always been a soppy sentimental romantic. I love travel. I think of traveling every moment of every day. Whilst stuck at work I constantly dream of getting away from here. Paraphrasing a quote I heard a couple of months ago; The only thing harder than leaving, is staying. 

I quite frankly feel a little like a fool. Because I say all of this, but I never act on it. I will carry on working a job I dislike. I will carry on living this ‘normal’ lifestyle whilst role-playing in my head, the life that I dream of having. I’m sure a lot of my readers may have heard of British philosopher Alan Watts, if not then I really, really recommend searching him up on youtube. His lectures are so inspiring and eye opening. Me and Andrew will sometimes sit there of an evening and watch hours worth of lectures on youtube and then come away with a completely different and fresh mind-set.

I need inspiration. We all need inspiration to thrive at what we do. I don’t have inspiration here. I need to be out searching the globe, meeting new people and making new stories to tell my children and their children. I want to take my children with me. I don’t want to bring up Daisy to believe that she absolutely has to live the same life that society throws us all into. I don’t want her to think she has to be miserable to make money, that she has to work a 9 – 5 job, that there isn’t more to life than a two day weekend and the occasional holiday. There is so much to see and I want to see it through her eyes. I want to travel to Bali and learn to pray. I want to travel to Italy again to really nourish in their food. I want to travel to New Zealand, to Thailand, to Iceland. I want to hire a car and road trip around America. I don’t want to stay put.

Does anyone else get this?!

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9 Comments

  • Katy says:

    About a year ago I wanted to up sticks and move down Devon way, where everything is cheaper and the life is just better. But sadly reality hit home that we would be tearing away the girls from their grandparents. Frustrating isn’t it? Thanks for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky xx

  • Hannah Spannah Coco Banana says:

    What beautiful photos. Oh, I so feel the same. My dream and intention was to travel the world with my son but then I became chronically ill and my husband left. We manage a trip to Spain every year to stay at a house my family own but that’s all I can afford and physically manage. I want to take him to see orangutans, to go on safari, to wonder in the craziness of Hong Kong. So many places and so little time and money. One day. One day. Thanks for joining the #weekendblogshare.

  • Hannah Spannah Coco Banana says:

    What beautiful photos. Oh, I so feel the same. My dream and intention was to travel the world with my son but then I became chronically ill and my husband left. We manage a trip to Spain every year to stay at a house my family own but that’s all I can afford and physically manage. I want to take him to see orangutans, to go on safari, to wonder in the craziness of Hong Kong. So many places and so little time and money. One day. One day. Thanks for joining the #weekendblogshare.

  • Silly Mummy says:

    Love the photos. I actually don’t have the travel bug thing – I find it stressful and I am not desperate to always be changing where I am. That said, I do understand the general thing of desire for inspiration or change.

    Thanks so much for joining us on #FridayFrolics. Hope to see you next time!

  • What beautiful photos! I so know the feeling of frustration at not having the money to do what you want to do, it can feel so trapping and exasperating. Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

  • I’m always saying to Ian we should just up sticks and go somewhere. We can’t as my stepchildren wouldn’t get to see their mum though. But yes we think this a lot! Beautiful photos by the way. Thank you for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

  • Island Living 365 says:

    Living on a small island is always making me want to pack up the car and get off the island. I would love to show the kids more of the world #FridayFrolics

  • The Unsung Mum says:

    Yeah I get this a lot too. It’s so hard when you have kids and almgabt freedom is suddenly gone! We used to travel loads before the kids, but now, just the idea of a long car ride fills me with fear! #FridayFrolics

  • Upside Mum says:

    I totally get this. I would love to set off round the world with the kids and see new places all the time. Unfortunately reality bites and as our eldest has autism and one is under 1, it’s unlikely to happen any time soon. Especially since that little factor of money is always hanging over our heads too. I wish I was brave enough to do something like that. We can dream I suppose! Hopefully one day you will achieve your dream. #picknmix

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