We are sixteen days into our trip, and what an exciting and eye opening adventure it has been so far. I knew one of the best parts of taking this trip was going to be experiencing so many new foods, ideas, cultures and sights but something I didn't account for was time.
It's something that neither of us accounted for, and it's such a different feeling from the world we came from. These past two weeks marks the longest vacation that either of us has been able to take in over six years, and decompression has slowly been setting in. Its still unreal to me as I write this post from the roof of our hostel in Arequipa that this is life.
Joe and I have both agreed that time is the most important and beneficial ingredient in this trip. While we have general ideas about where we want to go or what we want to do, there's no pressure to follow a timeline, and if something else comes up that we think we might like, we are easily able to rearrange our day.
There are so many talented travel bloggers out there who have made a living from this type of travel, and as we see how beautiful it is, it's unsurprising that so many are tempted away from the 9 to 5 lifestyle to maintain this dream. There is a feeling that you get, I'm sure it's in a different place for everyone (mine is in my fingertips) when you pull into a new place. It's the rush of excitement of doing something new, and I have a hunch that that feeling gets addictive.
I'm so excited and feeling incredibly lucky to be on this adventure with my favorite person in the world. We set up this site as a way to share our adventures with loved ones, and maybe even find some other like minded people who might like to see what we are up to. As we are progressing I realize that I hope we can inspire others to take the same leap we did, and to take the time for themselves and their life.
Time is the most limited resource on earth. We each get a set amount of it, and never know when it will run out. What are you doing with yours?