Travel Nomad / Adventure is Subjective
I am Laura Gedvilaite, a Social Media & Communications Executive, freelancer, life lover, and a fashion sinner. Though, without all the labels I am simply a young woman enjoying the lifestyle full of nomadic travels and trying to soak all the experiences life throws at me.
At the age of 21, right after I had graduated from the University in London, I started plunging myself fully into traveling. It was actually exactly the time when I was feeling quite lost, but life has offered me an opportunity, which was one of the best decisions I have ever taken in my life. Now, it’s been two years, since I have abandoned London and set up my new life closer to the East, in between Asia and Europe. I have left all the labelings behind to discover the beautiful world we live in, collect ideas for my future business and simply enjoy my marvelous twenties. Because if not now – then when?
15 February, 2019
by LAURA GEDVILAITE
“Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.” – Andrew Zimmerman
Everyone has his own story, and every story has a beginning. The very beginning, which marks an overwhelming desire to rise and open yourself to an unknown, yet wonderful life. Thus, 2018 was the year that shook me off of my comfort zone, forced me to ‘open my eyes’ even wider, and thrown me into one of the most life-changing years to date.
I have exchanged all the set standards and office routines that are appointed for a young individual in order to see the world, pursue my dreams and embrace a true nomad traveler lifestyle. Sooth to say, the story has started way earlier than last year, but 2018 was the year that I felt completely aware of where my energy needs to be and what it really means to take an adventure and be a ‘traveler’.
In the first weeks of 2018 I found my feet surrounded by white sand which barely left me up to now. At that time, strong sense whispered that an adventure was moving towards me and it would not be leaving soon. It seemed that the new surroundings and places have connected all the dots and suddenly I have found a ‘key’ to a marvelous life. The LIFE anyone could achieve just by taking an adventure.
Except, ADVENTURE is subjective. For some people, an adventure means hiking to some unknown mountain, while for some others - a new book is fairly adventurous. Going to a new and yet undiscovered groceries store next to your house or leaving your dream job and familiar surroundings to discover how does it feel like to walk 800 km by foot through ‘Camino de Santiago’ road. Climbing to an active volcano or dying your hair for the first time. Adventure is a personal perception and it is completely up to you what and how you’ll do it. Until it makes you seek something new and scares the hell out of you – risk it. Because it is the easiest thing to merge days into months, months into years and only then realize that your biggest adventure was a new sleeping pad you bought this year.
So as long as you believe that it will shake things up – spin yourself 180 into an unknown, get lost and get found. Explore, see the world less traveled. Collect moments, attract new energy, and most importantly forget your settled routine. Because one of the best life adventures has happened to me while I was lost and open to the word.
Does not matter big or small, make 2019 your incredible adventure.
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” – Elizabeth Gilbert