What if...

What if I absolutely love love love travelling but I don't actually want to travel the world full-time and get paid for it?

We see so many articles these days telling you that you should quit your job, sell everything you own and travel the world full-time. Articles with tips on how to travel the world for a living, how to make money online, how to be an entrepreneur and work from anywhere in the world. And so on.

It can become really overwhelming, especially for travel bloggers who see other travel bloggers posting gorgeous photos from around the globe 24/7 and living out of a suitcase. It looks like the dream life. And you might start thinking: Should I quit my job and travel the word for a living, too?

But what if it's not for you?

Today, I'm writing this article for those who don't want to travel the world for a living.

And to tell you that it's totally okay. Let's be real, people who actually travel for a living are a very small percentage. Travelling full-time is hard. And what you see on social media is only the good times - a highly edited version of real life. Don't get me wrong, it's amazing - who wants to go on Instagram and see people complaining, sharing only sad stories and promoting negative thinking? Definitely not me, I use social media because I want to feel inspired by other people's photos and stories. But sometimes we can forget that people only show the highlight reels of their life and it's easy to fall into the comparison trap... Why doesn't my life look like this? Why am I not in Costa Rica right now too? Should I quit everything and just go?

The real question is - What if I want a home base in a city that I love, a career that I'm passionate about, friends to go on coffee & brunch dates with on the weekends, a family, a dog, a yoga class to go to every Monday evening? I'm the type of person who needs a certain kind of routine and stability to feel 100% fulfilled and complete. But I also need to discover new places and NOT stay in the same place for 6 months straight or I will feel overwhelmed and trapped. So I incorporate travel into my everyday life - I save up and I travel on the weekends and when I have a few days/weeks of holidays, and at the end of my trip I have a home to go back. I found my balance.

Stop comparing. Find your balance.

Figure out what makes you happy, what makes you feel alive, what you want out of life. Don't think about what people are doing and or what they would think for a second. If your dream is to quit your job and travel the world for a living then please please please, do it. If you're already doing it, YOU GO GIRL and hit me up on social media so I can follow your journey. But if it's not for you, don't feel pressured to do the same - and I'm not only talking about travelling the world here, it applies to everything else in life. Focus on your own personal journey. Appreciate what you have and where you are going - the grass is not always greener on the other side.

So here's a little reminder that you are on your own path, you are going at your own pace and you are exactly where you are supposed to be.

Have you fallen into the comparison trap before? Have you ever wanted to travel the world for a living too?