What is with the suitcase lifestyle? I know you know someone who is giving up their secure corporate life to live the suitcase lifestyle, maybe your friend is doing it, or your daughter or son, or maybe a neighbor. You might not understand it; you might even think that we’re crazy for wanting to live where ever we can with all our belongings packed into one suitcase. And maybe we are a little bit crazy?
But maybe, just maybe we have found the secret to happiness, and I don’t mean that we all have to pack up our life into a suitcase. I mean living with less stuff, and more of what truly lights up our world.
So why do we choose this lifestyle? Why do we choose to live the suitcase lifestyle? We do it for all different reasons, here are a few of the top reasons to live the suitcase lifestyle:
I mean, why else would you do anything this crazy if it wasn’t at least fun?! The stories we have from our travels do not even compare to everyday life. It’s freaking fun to live life out of a suitcase, it’s liberating not knowing where you’ll be next. You can cave dive one day and zip line through rainforests the next. The suitcase lifestyle keeps you young and keeps your endorphins pumping. It’s fun to meet someone new every day and hear their unique story.
Being immersed in new cultures, in new locations provides an education that no one else can give you. It makes you realize how small you and your problems are in this world. You come to realizations while watching a sunrise in a new town, or shopping a market surrounded by faces you’ve never seen. The suitcase lifestyle brings you enlightenment, clarity has never been more real than when we are traveling.
Comfort Zone Breaking
It’s out of your comfort zone to live the suitcase lifestyle. And these days, everyone thirsts for something just outside of their comfort zone. We want to break into the new and the unknown and what better way to do it, than to travel to the unknown? We like getting uncomfortable, only to realize that we weren’t really all that comfortable after all.
Lessons you can’t get anywhere else
You cannot simply read about these experiences in a book. You have to go, see, and do for yourself to understand. Hearing how the locals feel about their country is incredible. Seeing the sites you’ve only read about in history books is powerful. And earning your own lessons from each experience is so self-empowering. You cannot simply learn the lessons you learn from living a suitcase lifestyle by hearing about them, you have to make the leap to try it too.
Lights our soul on FIRE
If something makes you happier than a seagull with a French fry, then do it, do it all the time. That is what makes you live a truly happy life. When you stop living how you are “supposed to” and start living for you. We travel because it makes us feel pure bliss. It lights our passions on fire, and makes us want to be more. Everything that we are, is done with such a bright spirit when we are surrounded by the breeze of a new shore line or the howls of animals from a mountain we haven’t yet explored.
The suitcase lifestyle literally lights our soul on fire, so why wouldn’t we do it?
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