Is Wanderlust Consuming Your Twenties?

There is one nagging thought behind the brain of anyone in their twenties, and the funny thing is that almost everyone is aware of it. It’s there when you wake up and look out your bedroom window, and stays with you until you take that last look in the mirror as you finish brushing your teeth at night. This thought is, of course, a yearn to travel. As a twenty year old I can sympathize with the need to find new beginnings, to experience new people, new climate and new food. Hopefully by the end of your travels this will measure out to a portion of the adventure that you’re hoping for in your life. The most important thing to remember at this age is to BE SPONTANEOUS. Without your impulse you’ll never grow the balls to make any new beginnings at all.

It kills me when I’m talking to an adult (probably in a suit) and see so much wanderlust in their eyes. You can’t blame the adult entirely for their choice to begin working straight out of grad school; we are forced into a school system where we spend 14 years learning a useless amount of information that no one can even remember now. Those who indulge in post secondary education spend another 2 to god knows how many years finishing undergrads, degrees, PhD’s and such. This averages out to the harsh reality that most of us spend 14-20 years in school all together. Then after bombarding our brains with information, adults are forced to work like dogs in order to pay off student debt. From here the world splits into two kinds of people; those who travel, and those who don’t. After TWENTY YEARS of school with about FIVE years in summer break seems a little ridiculous to me but some people actually think that life should be spent like this. Humans need to explore things that academics can’t teach you, and wanderlust is an incredible guide for learning about life. Embrace it before it’s too late.

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Till next time,



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A little about myself, I'm a Carleton Raven who's grown up in Toronto. Nineteen. Aspiring Editor, Publisher and Writer. Adventure Enthusiast.

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