Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Travelers Mindset

Since doing this trip, my attitude towards some things has changed.  I've been more open, not only to experiences that I never would do back home, but also to people.  There hasn't been a day where I haven't been able to hold a long conversation with a complete stranger, most of the time more than a handful in a given day.  This doesn't happen as often when I'm in the regular day to day mindset and I think I miss out on meeting some tremendous people b/c of that.

When people are on vacation they are naturally more open to experiencing things and observing the beauty around them.  How excited are they when they see a mountain they've never seen before or a waterfall?  Or trying a different restaurant.  Maybe the exciting factor, is simply the fact that it is something different, but a lot of it is the mindset.

But the reality is that there is beauty all around us, we just have to be open to it.  God has planted beauty in every part of the world for the people who live there to enjoy day in and day out, and beauty all over the world for us to explore endlessly.  I see locals, who take places that fascinate me for granted and I'm sure I do the same back home.

I pray that the mindset I've had on this trip, I will keep for life, no matter where I am.  So look around you, try something different, get excited about the food that you eat, the places, experiences, nature, and people around you and know that there is nothing else better...just different.  Enjoy what God has given to us in our own locality because after all, we're all just travelers through life anyway.


  1. Well put. I drive up 81 every day, and have gotten so used to the drive that I do catch myself taking for granted the beautiful mountains on both sides of the road... We really are surrounded in the beauty of the creator; however, that won't stop me from living vicariously through you.

  2. Ha thanks bud. Be sure to keep your eyes on the road too though ;)