• Peri Roberts

Road tripping through life: a choice

I often get asked, "How do you do it?"

While it comes almost naturally to me... without a second thought of discouragement: for most, the concept is hard to grasp.


How do I do it? Well, it's simple. I choose to do it.


In life, our daily grind... our existence, our time here and now; we're always given a choice. At the end of each street, eventually, you'll hit a T-junction. You go left or you go right.


Now, this can lead you to a few different places- one where you want to go, and the other is a completely opposite direction. Sometimes that road leads you to a multi-intersection where it can be easy to lose your way. Other times, you'll hit a dead-end, forcing you to change routes. Maybe this road will lead you straight to the highway... But I guess that comes down to what kind of driver you are and how much you like driving.


My point is: if you've got somewhere you want to go, there's always going to be a road to take you there, you just have to decipher which path to take.


What path do I take? Also, simple: whatever path my heart desires to take. Cheesy? Maybe, but so indescribably true. I choose the path that makes me happy. I turn down the road that gives me butterflies about uncovering what's around the corner. I drive along the scenic route because damn, I want to enjoy the view.


But when I inevitably reach the next T-junction and come to a halt... I too, have to make a choice- left or right? The direction I choose is the one that makes me happy. The one that gets me excited. The one my gut instinct tells me is the right one for me.


That is the choice I'm going to make; over and over. Do I always know its the right one? No. Do I incur some bumps and humps or even a popped tire along the way? You bet I do. But that is all a part of the journey.


So when someone asks me how or why I do it... how I travel so much, why I move around, why I don't "work", how I have the balls to do XYZ, or the confidence to this and that... to put it simply: it's a choice I make to create the life I want to live and to live each one of those days to the fullest. And before you say you can't or you shouldn't or won't be able to; ponder that you have the exact same t-junction I, and many like me do, too.


Because you know what? Life is too fucking short.

I don't want to wake up one day wishing and wondering.


I want to wake up each day and get excited.

I want to meet new people and discover new places.

I want to learn, explore, and experience.

I want to push my limits and inspire others to do the same.

I want to fall in love- with people, nature, myself and life each day.


Otherwise, what the hell am I doing? Otherwise, what is the point?

"The time will pass anyway. You can either spend it creating the life you want, or spend it living the life you don't want. The choice is yours". -Anon.

So next time you jump in your car and buckle up in front of the wheel; realise you're in the driver's seat. If you want to turn left when someone says go right, the choice is up to you. But make sure, its the right one for you.



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PERI ROBERTS

 I am a kitesurfer, surfer, snowboarder, traveler and adventurer.

 

I am an Australian, from Newcastle,

living abroad.

 

I fly by the seat of my pants, or wherever the wind & the waves take me.

I live with passion and curiosity

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