A Neverending Journey

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” —Helen Keller

I love this quote, and it’s so true. My friends have always teased me that I am a homebody for as long as I can remember. I always laugh when they say this, because it is true that I love being home. Home is where my friends and family are, and it is very comforting for me. However, I feel I am not a homebody, because I also love traveling and exploring. It’s so much fun when you are able to experience new cultures and meet new people.

As a child, my family went on an awesome adventure every summer. It would be my mother, my grandmother, my sister, and I; we would travel a couple weeks to a month and drive all over the USA. We would see the coolest things. It was always so inspiring. Looking back, I am so thankful my family was able to take the time to do this. I have so many great memories to look back on, but I wish I was more thankful at the time. I remember complaining about the long car rides and how I wanted to go back home. I wish I appreciated it more, not just the experiences I had but also the time I spent with those I went with.

As I grew up, I learned to love traveling and to be more thankful for the experiences. During college, I had the opportunity to travel to Japan for a mission’s trip and to Jordan and Israel for a class. I have to say that going to Israel was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Since then, I have done some traveling with my fiancé and had made some more amazing memories. One thing I’ve learned from traveling is that you don’t become richer from working but from experiences, especially from traveling.

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