By: Maria Climent Huguet
Maria Climent is a 26-year-old Catalan lady. After studying translation, she decided her life was odd enough to became a humor scriptwriter and by default, a blogger. This is how she’s now a mother of no one and a better person. She also likes to cook!
Despite the wonders of travelling, Margyle’s lastest post put a rather obvious fact out on the table: Travelling can be uncomfortable sometimes.
Let’s look at the main things that prevent us from travelling, then everyone can assess if these are really that critical or not:
Family responsibilities: Many people who have children don’t want to make them move all the time. Or you may have a partner you are so in love with, that you just cannot be separated from them… (which usually means leaving it for later until you see yourself sharing a flat or settling down and getting married). Also, our parents might prevent us from travelling, if their physical or mental health is weak. We must assess our current situation in order to be able to enjoy our travels, otherwise, a bad conscience can spoil our travelling experience.
Money: It’s no secret, money is needed to travel and if you’re a nomad, earning money is not always that easy. Being a professional blogger is an option, but not for everyone, what do you think?
Fear: Current world situations might make us feel scared. This insecurity sensation transmitted by the media and world governments: global crisis and terrorism may prevent us from traveling to certain destinations. But, who knows if the information we receive is the full truth or not. A good way to face this insecurity might be by taking some action instead of remaining immobile, perhaps getting a plane ticket and any of the apartments in Rome and exploring to realize this world is not as bad as they say it is.
I’ve thought a lot of times about renting one of the Rome apartments. Although, I have come across some of these handicaps to travel, I’ve reached the conclusion that most of it is in our heads. Our attitude towards a situation is important and one of the only things we can control. Learning to gain consciousness of who we are, what we want and where we are going helps clear the fog.
I think family responsibilities are a huge factor for alot of people. Sometimes responsibility can be translated as “burden” but for me it’s about what could happen while I’m away and how would I feel if I wasn’t there. If I willingly left the country with a sick family member behind, and they died, would I be proud of my decision. Personally no. But everyone’s different!
I think that any well thought out, rational reason for not traveling is valid. Even fear. If you know you are not a person to embrace uncertainty, change and potential challenges theresnothing wrong with admitting it. I think that’s braver than going away and being miserable!