I want to understand the world and grow with it. I may live on this Earth, but I don’t feel like I am truly a part of it. I want to live, breathe, and ultimately experience everything about the world. I don’t want to waste my life dreaming about it through the world wide web, I don’t want to only trust what I see on television. I want to see every corner of the world, and everywhere in between.
I will never understand those that are content with only knowing what they see on television. How could you not want to see the wonders of the world? How could anyone not want to taste a true French macaron, or see the beautiful purity of Santorini? Not being able to do that my entire life, would be an unfulfilled life, one that I hope to never live.
There are three people I aspire to be like. Anthony Bourdain, Samantha Brown, and Lisa Ling. Traveling the world, tasting the delicious food, experiencing the world, and getting the stories and understanding the lives of those living in the world. Their lives have such depth, and they have a knowledge that only a small percentage of those living in the world will have.
“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.