Travel far enough you meet yourself” -David Mitchell
My name is Nikki. I love to travel, all animals (especially pocket-size dogs), and I am a vegan. I have an amazing, supportive family and a great group of friends back at home in the U.S. who I love and adore. I left a fulfilling job that taught me the importance of building relationships centered on trust, the importance of compassion and empathy, and how valuable our health is. My job allowed me to give back to the community and help others in need on a daily basis (I was a clinical pharmacist before I started traveling full time with my husband, Matt).
It all started with a one-way ticket to Santiago, Chile purchased by Matt. Over the course of several years we had discussed the possibility of traveling the world and leaving everything behind, everything that felt familiar to us (our family, our friends, our home our jobs, etc.). I always just thought of it as a dream of ours, something that was fun to discuss together and fantasize about.
Even when Matt told me he bought a one-way ticket I thought to myself we could always cancel or purchase a return ticket. Several months later, Matt told me he bought a one-way ticket from Ecuador to Lisbon, Portugal and soon after, Rome to Delhi, India. With three one-way tickets purchased, endless discussions of bucket list destinations and wish lists of where we wanted to go; we started to make “to-do” lists to get things in order before leaving the U.S.
Over the last year, when I think of all the wonderful experiences, places we have traveled to, and people we have met during this time, I am so grateful for all that I have been able to see and the sense of vitality and freedom that has come with our ability to travel the world.
We are capable of doing whatever we put our minds to. Simply put, the difference between who you currently are and what you want to be, is what you do. Our dream became a goal which then became a plan which we put into action, and now we are living it.
When your instincts tell you to do something that upsets your current plans or may seem unreasonable to others, follow your passion; go where your dreams take you. In the end, we only regret the chances we did not take.
Life is a constant journey of growing and refining who we are. Trust the journey. Find the beauty in everyday things. Own who you are and live the life of your dreams.
I hope to see you somewhere in this great, beautiful world or join you on your podcast for some discussions about travel tips/ hacks or medical advice.
I would LOVE to join you on your PODCAST as a guest speaker! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org