As you may have noticed, I’ve created a website.
Why did I do this?
Well, I’m not going to lie to you beautiful people, it was for a selfish reason.
No, not for money and not for glory. To be honest, I’m currently amazed that you are reading this at all right now. I hold few expectations or delusions of grandeur stemming from brain-dumbing this pseudo-philosophical travel website.
Existential Travel Zazz, (Meant to be spoken while waving spirit fingers) is a title worth rolling your eyes at.
“Here is yet another young traveling blogger, out to inspire the world!” C’est la vie.
If you’ve been following my posts at all, you’ll find that I’m a bit of a fromagerie. I’m here trying to get to the heart of it all, and sometimes that heart is made of cheese. And cheese is delicious so you all should have little to complain about.
The heart of the matter here is, I do hope to inspire the world. But this real hope, stems from a selfish desire to not feel so lonely.
(A question for later: is the desire to not feel lonely a selfish desire?)
While on the road, I’ll meet people. We’ll connect on a deep yet rushed superficial level and then they’re off in a week or two. It’s how it is.
It’s kind of sad being around so many people but having none of them really know you.
Often when I attempt to connect with friends back at home, they think I’m bragging about my travels and wish not to engage me. I don’t really blame them for this, but the reality is that I’m just a lonely human, and humans need to share.
I feel I have much to share and I can’t keep it in for myself, it’s almost painful. I want to share and inspire people around me.
So there, I said it. Now get your eye-roll over with and join in on this with me. Because I know you actually want connection too.
So what makes my website different from most inspirational travel blogs? Or a more accurate question, what do I hope makes my website different from other travel blogs? Existential involvement of course.
So what does existential actually mean?
– Of or relating to existence.
Travel with awareness. Awareness of existence, life, living, and the present.
And it’s not just travel in the conventional sense.
I know not everyone is stupid enough, or able, to sell all of their shit, quit their job, and buy a one-way ticket to Asia. As much as I wish to shout, “you can travel the world too!” I realize that not everyone out there can.
But I’m not creating this website to reach out only to the nomad.
You see, I have a confession. I’ve always loved traveling, but I’ve never loved following travel blogs or travel magazines before. The reason being that I often found myself unable to travel and those beautiful traveling blogs only rubbed that depressing fact in my face.
(Apparently their inspiration worked, however, because here I am.)
Ultimately, My hope is to make a community that everyone can enjoy and take something useful or helpful away.
After all, we’re all travelers.
There’s that cheese again, but it’s true-blue and stinky too. It’s a simple reality of life which is obvious because realities of life usually are.
We are all on a personal journey in life; we are all travelers of life.
And that’s why I made this website. To connect that simple reality with the world, the traveling community, and my lonely self. To inspire creativity, forward thinking and movement in our lives.
The nomads of the world often see it clearly, it is full in the face of their existence; we are on a very literal journey through life on the road, life itself is a journey too.
That’s what makes travel so invigorating. Travelers are living in the moment, everything is new and unpredictable and it makes us think about ourselves and our place in existence.
And we have to live in that moment or we run the risk of getting hit by that bus going down the left side of the road instead of the right.
So! I hope you follow me and my adventures. But most of all I hope you join in, leave comments, give feedback, and submit your own existential travel zazz stories and opinions.
I don’t want to end up just being on a lonely pulpit. I want to talk, connect, engage in discussion, and reach out to anyone else who feels lonely on this road of life.