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1. Posted by PARTYAU (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

hi i am a lost soul and am travelling around not knowing where i am headed in my future or really what i am doing.I just keep moving and cant settle down i have been traveling for 8 years and just cant stop.can anyone give any councilling advice for what i should do, any feedback respected.

2. Posted by Orquidea (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

hey, I just wanted to say that I have been thinking of doing exactly what you have been. I don't know where I want to go and where I am now is obviously not where I want to stay so it's time to move on. And when you get to the place where you belong you'll stay, everyone has somewhere in this world.
Good luck in your travels, o

3. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

hey, I just wanted to say that I have been thinking of doing exactly what you have been.

That's what I am going to do next: no looking-back! Just move on.
Congrats! You should appreciate of what you are doing now.

Perhaps you'll see me in soemwhere else in future.Hehe...enjoy your trip.

Bon voyage,
Lee

4. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

hi i am a lost soul and am travelling around not knowing where i am headed in my future or really what i am doing.I just keep moving and cant settle down i have been traveling for 8 years and just cant stop.[quote]

The first question is do you really have to stop? I`ve been doing approximately the same - travelling more or less constantly for 10 years or so, both for pleasure and business as well. I have no idea where i`m going (literally and figuratively) and also need to keep moving. In fact, before my current trip where i spend about 2.5 mths in Russia, i hadn`t been in any one country for longer than about 3 weeks in almost 10 years. I hate being in one place, so am always moving. I have no desire to settle down, and whilst i`ve had a few bases, i`ve never owned a car or any furniture (which i wasn`t given or got for free), and normally live out of my rucksack. Even furniture gives me a feeling of settling or permanace that i hate.

However, i can see that settling down (to an extent) may be an attractive option in the future, possibly near future, probably more longer term. I just kind of figure that i will know when i should stop being nomadic and settle down somewhere on a more serious/permanent (i.e. 6months +) basis. Until that moment, i`ll keep doing what i`m still loving, and keep wandering around. So i suppose what i`m saying is that if your still enjoying it and don`t feel the need to settle, why bother? If however, you are travelling just for the sake of it and not enjoying it, then perhaps look at finding a more permanent base and taking it a bit easier. Gd luck

5. Posted by bibs (Full Member 89 posts) 11y

hi i am a lost soul and am travelling around not knowing where i am headed in my future or really what i am doing.I just keep moving and cant settle down i have been traveling for 8 years and just cant stop.

Hi Partyau
Just sit down some where in a quiet place for an hour, at dawn.. and just ask yourself 3 questions
where are you going
why are you going
what have you got till now
If you don't get a sensible answer ..... YOU ARE JUST RUNNING AWAY FOR YOURSELF AND RUNNING AWAY FROM LIFE.
You just don't have the right attitude to live. You think the other way.... if you stay for sometime ,somewhere, you will get to know about the place properly..about the people.. about the culture....and a lot more things.. You will make some friends...
How beautiful it will be then.
I am not telling you to get stuck at one place or stop travelling....You can still do that but with a stable mind and a better soul.
You have seen the world in all these 8 years roaming around....
Now see the other side of the coin...with a new vision.
There is always a better day tomorrow....
GOOD LUCK
bibs

6. Posted by Lissyrl (Budding Member 29 posts) 11y

I've been thinking about doing the same thing, but what do you guys do for cash flow?!

7. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 11y

Why not do some volunteer work on your journey. Spend time helping out at schools or just pleying footie or cricket in the streets with kids etc. Give yourself a purpose - like a good Samaritan.

8. Posted by widhi (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Hi..parytau. Why do you think to stop when someone's else think to start like you?? I am one of the persons in the world that admire your life.

(someone who needs help how to start a world trip)

9. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 11y

yeah keep going! i have been travelin for some time now

for cash flow - its the hard part!!

Im a web designer so i pick up work where i can with that! lucky to have American clients that pay my way thru europe! ;)

10. Posted by vampyren (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

Hi Partyau,

I think Tallbird says something wise. Put a purpose in your travelling. I have been travelling since I was 18. I'm now 43. A lot of that has been travelling through places. But you can also travel through experience! Some people never leave their village yet attain great wisdom and insight, peace and enlightenment simply by travelling through experience. While others visit 200 countries so they can add them to their list.

Perhaps redifining your own definition of travelling may help you.

Has travelling become an escape? If so, from what? Why should we fear being in one place. After all, nothing travels faster than light, yet a photon doesn't even go anywhere!! (according to modern physics)

Has travelling become an addiction? All addicts - no matter to what substance or activity they become addicted to - have one thing in common. They all describe sensing a huge deep void inside themselves. An emptiness that is as frightening as it is enormous. The thing they are addicted to they use to try and fill that void. All of us are trying to become whole. Especially those of us who travel. (And I don't mean "long-term tourists" )

Let your travelling teach you.... and if possible, learn how to embrace change. Travellers often think that they love change. But actually, everyone fears change to some extent. It is possible for us to make travelling a constant, thereby, paradoxically, avoiding the sense of change (from wanderer to settled person).

I hope some of what I write helps in some small way. I wish you peace of mind and happiness :)

Take care

Jon