Ticking Travel Clock
The problem with working towards paying off debt to be able to travel the world is that you are ready to leave mentally way before you have all of your debt paid off. If it wasn’t for that pesky thing called money, we’d be leaving much sooner. Then you start hearing your travel clock ticking. Tick tock.
Tick tock. Tick tock. The sound goes through my mind constantly. Tick tock. It’s time to get that passport. Tick tock. It’s time to leave. Tick Tock. It’s time to go see the world. Tick Tock. GO! GO! GO! I think I must hear my clock ticking to see the world in the same way some women hear their clock ticking to have children.
We are completely open to leaving earlier if we get our debt paid off sooner than we are expecting and our house sells promptly. Basically, our next steps all revolve around getting our debt paid off as quickly, as possible. If only I didn’t already hear that travel clock ticking. Tick tock. Tick tock.
The problem with working towards getting out of debt and hearing that travel clock constantly in my head is that traveling costs money. Yes, we are great at traveling cheap. We use miles to fly, find cheap or free places to stay, eat like locals, make meals in, and do lots of free stuff. We don’t have to go far or do all the things that cost a lot of money, we just need to get out of town. We are more about collecting moments than things.
Tick tock. I hear that travel clock ticking.
Is small amounts of travel now, more important than paying off our debt a few weeks earlier? It is to us. As long as we do it without putting ourselves into more debt. If we can’t pay for the travel with cash, then we won’t go.
It’s become that time to hit the road before the insanity of not being able to do what you love sets in. It’s time to get out of town for a few days. It’s time to quiet the ticking for a bit.
Tick tock. Start packing your bags. Tick tock. It’s time to travel.
Do you ever hear your travel clock ticking? Do you give into it and travel?