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Learning to Embrace the Experiences

Morgan Navas | September 11, 2023

Have you ever found yourself yearning to go on some wild, travel adventure? Maybe, you want to backpack around Europe. Or hop on the road and participate in van life. Or maybe, you dream of work-stay possibilities in wonderful places of nature. If you are anything like me, you have probably contemplated all of these, and many more. I find myself, just entering my twenties already feeling like I’m missing out on key travel stories and memories that I should have been making. Like it is all waiting for me just outside the comfort of my everyday life. And with social media platforms covered in accounts dedicated to documenting their travels, it becomes so easy to compare these epic highlight reel to day-to-day life, leaving many of us with some major FOMO. 

Even when I find myself challenging my comfort zone and accepting the adventure, there has always been a small part of me that still feels guilty for not being able to just let go of my worries completely, whether that be from comparison, trying to people-please, general anxiety, or lack of knowledge. I am starting this blog in hopes to share this journey of challenging myself to embrace the experience, good, bad and messy. For so long I have felt that, because my travel was not perfectly documented, not the most aesthetically presented, or not matching the way others traveled, meant it was not worth sharing. So that’s what you’ll probably find here, a realistically chaotic compilation of stories, pictures, and experiences. 

So join me in my adventures, whether it be to a local coffee shop, a day trip adventure, or even traveling across the country. The journey may not be perfect, but that doesn’t mean it won’t make a great memory one day. I often dream of the day where I get to share my story with my grandchildren and they are shocked by all the “crazy things grandma did.” I once heard someone say “do it for the plot” was their life philosophy, and for some reason that really stuck out to me. That is the energy I hope to move forward with. 

Do it for the plot. 

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