When in the course of human events
it becomes necessary to travel alone…
we dissolve the barriers that have held us back,
the job, the finances and most of all, the fears…
and claim the rights we have as solo explorers.
We hold these travel truths to be self-evident
that it is time to put on our big girl shoes,
get a passport,
and pack our rollerbags.
The world is waiting
for us to be brave…
to hold her gently in the palm of our experience.
Let this be our declaration of travel independence.
That we will no longer wait for the time to be right
the time is right now.
From today forward,
we assume our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of independent travel.
Knowing every day we spend alone with the world
is a day when we most clearly hear the uninterrupted whisper of our souls.
Let the journey begin.
Charish Badzinski is an explorer and award-winning travel and food writer. When she isn’t working to build her blog: Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World, she applies her worldview to her small business, providing strategic communications, media relations and writing support to her clients.
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Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World by Charish Badzinski is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.