“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
One day before I started with my long term travel, I saw a link on my twitter feed about regrets of the dying. It was written by a woman named Bronnie Ware who worked with patients who were dying. She even wrote a memoir about her experience and how it transformed her life. It was one of those powerful posts that inspired me to follow my dreams.
“Most men die at age 25 but are not buried until they are 70.”- Benjamin Franklin
I thought I’d share it with you and inspire you to living a fuller life- one that is more exciting, more daring and most of all true to yourself.
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish I had let myself be happier.
It’s my wish that this post inspired you to take action and fulfill your dreams. May this be a reminder for us that it’s not only about traveling but rather it’s about life, chasing and fulfilling dreams and choosing happiness. Life is too short to live in misery or doing things you that doesn’t make you happy. It’s always a choice. Choose wisely.