Yeah, saving money for something like a house is good and responsible and blah blah blah but travel? Travel is amazing.
You have SO much fun, you learn a crazy amount about yourself (the good and the bad) and you meet the most amazing people (especially if you’re travelling by yourself – which I highly recommend by the way!).
I know I’m probably preaching to the choir here but trust me, I have a point.
Saving money for travel
Unless you’ve already got a lot of money, deciding to go travelling means you’re probably going to have to spend at least a few months scraping together every penny you can find to fund your adventure.
But it’s not always easy.
I’m getting so seriously excited about my trip to Europe and Asia in July but lately I’ve found myself really wanting to just buy stuff.
I’ve been making a serious effort to save this whole year and sometimes I really just feel like not caring for a little bit. It can be so easy to lose sight of the reason I’m saving and even though I’ve been doing really well with it, delaying gratification is something I still really struggle with!
So whenever I feel like buying stuff (which is quite often, I go to my Facebook page instead of ASOS (don’t underestimate how much will power this takes) and spend some time to looking back at all of my favourite photos and videos from my travels and try to remind myself why I don’t actually want to spend all of my money on stuff.
It always works.
When I was looking through my Facebook page earlier I found a video my friend put together that makes me so happy I thought I’d share it with you.
It’s from my trip to Toronto and Niagara Falls last year (which was SO much fun) and watching this video has seriously made me so excited about travelling again!
Check it out:
What about you?
Do you have the same problem I do? Do you find it easy to lose motivation when you’re saving for something far off in the future?
Let me know in the comments below – I’d LOVE to hear from you!