I can relate to this short post. I don’t like the idea of having to retire before I get to travel, that I have to submit to a lifetime of employment with the promise of an escape afterwards. My parents decided to travel Europe before they had kids, a wise decision as my dad never made it to the retirement age. I can’t imagine working my whole life and not making it to the reward, that freaks me out a great deal.
This is a very short reminder that life is very short. I will make sure I travel as much as I can for the people that haven’t been able to, maybe one day I will be able to climb Machu Picchu for my dad and inspire others to find an escape sooner rather than later.
As they say, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.