Sorry to say this but we, the generation that assumed we could live forever; the generation that believed we were immune to time; the very same generation that rarely heeded our parents’ wise words on life because we treated it like it was unsolicited babble, we are getting older and time is running out.
It doesn’t matter if you have plans to start a family a few years down the road or if your plan is to stay forever single, I implore you to make the most of the time you have now. Go. Get out. Learn. Take it all in as much as you can. Try to fill up your life with as much as you can. Even if all you can afford is a one-day round-trip to the next state over, do it. It’s not so much about the ability to say you traveled but the opportunity to look back and say that you did something worth while.
Even though I’ve got heart full of adventure, a mind plagued by wanderlust and feet that are just itching at the bit to walk on new soil just like every other millennial out there, I'm okay with the fact that I'll never get to travel everywhere I want to. However, I'll never be okay with settling to stay in the same location without the goal to grow and go.
So from one millennial kid to another, I implore you to make the most of what you have with the time you have now. Travel. Get up. Get lost. Travel far away. Travel for a month. Travel for a day. See what other cultures are doing. Walk to the far ends of your own neighbourhood. Learn the ways of the foreigner. Get up early to see the sunrise from the other side of your town. Stay out late into the night with no regrets because you got to see the stars from a different country. Whatever you do, wherever you go, make the most of it.
A couple of weekends ago I took a trip north to the coast and did a mini hike. That's one of the greatest upsides to adventure, some of the best ones are made alone.