There are so many reasons as to why people should go and travel, but what about moving to a different country, rather than just traveling? Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean forever; it could be for six months, or a year. But why not?
While travelling is an amazing experience, you can find out so much more about a place if you live there for a while. If you’re worried about not having your necessities with you—you can. There’s no reason for you to be in a foreign country without the things you’re used to, so do it properly. All you need to do is get a transport company to bring you what you need, like your car. That way you don’t feel stranded and unable to move around if you wish to.
The stories. Just think about all the stories you will be able to tell people about when you lived in India for a year—or wherever you plan on going. Because there will be so many, it’s a good idea to start keeping a journal to write down everything that happens. Who knows, one day you may even be able to write a book from all the stories that you have. But if writing isn’t necessarily your thing—make videos instead. Get yourself a decent camera, and film everything you want to keep forever. Make your own vlog, or create your own personal movie full of all the things you’re getting up to. It can be your very own documentary, full of the stories you have to tell.
The skills. Being in a new country and living there for a while will teach you many different things. This may be skills to do with your hands creatively, like playing an instrument or knowing how to repair things, or make clothes. Or it can mean skills that are found within communicating, and being social and more understanding. There is so much that you can learn—things that you may have never even thought about before. But you can take these away with you, and apply them to your daily life, wherever you may end up. The more knowledge you are able to gain throughout your adventures and experience, the wiser you will become.
The friends. One slight downside to travelling, is that you end up making so many wonderful connections with people you never imagined to be friends with, only to be forced to move on and never see them again. The benefit to living somewhere is that you can really entertain these connections and see where they go. You may find your best friend for life, who you then move in with. Or even your soulmate who changes your life forever. Regardless of where they go, you have time to share things with one another, without worrying about when you have to leave, because if you want to – you can stay.
So have a think about what you want to do with your life. It’s never an easy decision to make, because it takes a lot of planning and thinking about. But if this is what you want… take the leap.