I’m joining travel link up for the first time, and as a(n occasional) travel blogger, I couldn’t be more excited. I love reading other people’s thoughts, feelings and musings on travel, especially as most travel bloggers are much more well seasoned than I am!
This month we’re focusing on travel fears and scares.
I don’t have a fear of flying, I don’t really get scared about getting lost or running out of money – these things have already happened to me, it sounds worse than it was. I just went to an ATM in Hiroshima and all was good again.
I get FOMO. The millennial ‘fear of missing out’.
It’s really quite dumb, I fear what will happen while I’m gone. Will I miss a friend’s birthday and all of my friend’s from home coming back together? This is before considering what gigs I’ll miss. I’m away for two weeks in November (travelling around Eastern Europe) and there are 3 gigs in London that I’m missing. One day Dua Lipa, one day Future Islands, one day Father John Misty.
Will I miss out on a big family event? I missed Easter whilst in Tokyo last year, and for the first time in my life I felt homesick. Next year my sister is getting married abroad and I either have to miss a festival I really want to go to, or miss the family holiday prelude to the wedding.
I want time to just make an exception when I’m away and allow me to do what I want, when I went and not miss out on anything! I have this strange obsession with experiencing and living everything I can to the point where it’s not healthy.
Alas, let’s live life, travel and have fun. That reads like a shite tattoo.
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