This March I was supposed to be on a plane to sunny Mexico with two of my girlfriends for a relaxing and much-needed trip. I had been working so hard on my travel company, and also at my side gig as a bartender, that I was exhausted and ready for a break. Little did I know that I was going to get nearly four months of ‘vacation’. I’m not going to lie, I felt so defeated during most of my time in quarantine, despite keeping as active as I could it just really got to me.
These last few weeks though, I’ve been able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. More and more people are looking to travel, businesses and stores are slowly opening up again and I actually got to go out to a restaurant, sit down and sip on a mojito like I used to do all the time. Except now I actually appreciated how lucky I was when I could do this whenever I wanted. Man, did it feel GOOD!
I can honestly say that I have never felt more driven and empowered to travel in my entire life, than right now. I don’t know about you, but I have spent this entire quarantine looking at Instagram and my old travel photos thinking “I should have gone there”, “I should have stayed an extra day like I wanted” or “that trip was so much fun! I miss those guys”.
I want to do everything that I wanted to do but then told myself that I would do it later because I want to have some more money in the bank first or shelved it for later because of some obscure reason. This is my life and I have been putting it on hold for things that were taken away from me practically overnight. I’m ready to see a photo of a beautiful beach or city and be able to buy a ticket and just pack my bags. I’m ready to meet new people and have new experiences. I’m ready to live my life like I should have been doing before I had the option taken away from me. I’m ready! Let’s Go!