As a seventeen-year-old, thinking about the future is a daily activity. Having my
whole life in front of me is both exciting and terrifying. At times, I denitely feel
anxious. From a young age, we are expected to experience and to achieve a lot of
things that’ll shape our future.
Feeling trapped is quite normal at this age, though. One thing that’ll always help me feel better is travelling. Breaking my routine lets me see things from different perspectives. It’s enriching and addictive. As you are still young, you feel like you are ready to take on the world. You shouldn’t ignore that feeling. Grab the world as it is in your grasp!
#1 You get to know the world a little better
Traveling is a great way to have a better view on the world. A great tip I can give
you when you’re traveling is to have contact with the local population.
Experiencing the diversity on this earth will make it easier for you to understand
others and be more broad-minded. Good people live all over the world. Seeing
people live their life di&erently from yours, lets you take a step back and give you
a clearer view on the world (and your life). You’ll understand how good you have
it. Or you’ll realize how you could change your life for the better. Either way, it
will shape you into a wiser person.
#2 You feel better about yourself
Leaving your home to travel is a great way to get out your comfort zone. When
you are away, chances are that you will deal with something unexpected. It’ll
eventually give you that extra bit of self-confidence that you’ll be happy to take
back home. Who could say no to that?
#3 It’s a great source of inspiration & motivation
Being in contact with various kinds of cultures is one of the most effective ways to
look for inspiration. As an aspiring writer, I can’t get enough of picturing
characters in different locations or wonder which secrets are hidden in these
unknown villages. When I return from travel, I feel like someone pushed my reset
button. I am ready to change the things I didn’t like about my life. I can describe
it to the feeling you have at new years, a sudden chance to do what you’ve always
wanted to do.
#4 You become more independent & do better in life