While it's good to work toward your goals, don't you feel like constantly chasing things makes you run all the time and not "enjoy the moment"? What if, for example, while you are in a country and you think "Hmm, I really would like to stay here longer ..." I mean a real feeling, not a whim?
You have many goals and you are doing current things to work towards them, but life gives you new and unexpected situations that change directions and divert your path; Literally when you walk you find side streets that are worth it, trying to listen to the surprises that arise, and enjoy each day without thinking about the end of the destination.
Like I said, great question. The short answer in my case is yes, from time to time I would like to stay longer somewhere. I feel like this every time I travel. I'm not sure what to expect from the sites, so I don't plan on staying much longer than 7 days, but then they turn out to be one of my favorite places in the world and I want to extend my stay until I become an expert local guide for that city.
For example, before visiting Montreal, I felt that I had already seen enough of the world and it wouldn't be that different. (It's not always popular to say so, but in various regions of the world, many of the locations are quite similar.) However, Montreal is a magical place and so much fun at the same time. The city has its own life that may sound strange but is as real as its language and delicious French food.
Besides being a city full of opportunities of all kinds, this destination is the meeting point of many cultures. Visiting Montreal means seeing, smelling, tasting and listening to many corners of the world. You can listen to music (mainly jazz) in any of its streets and enjoy a night of spectacular dance in the Latin Quarter , after a good drink in the bars of Boulevard St-Laurent .
«The important thing is not to travel to go anywhere, it is to travel to move.
Get out of your comfort zone. »
I travel to travel. I like the process of going from one place to another. I like airports, buses, shuttles, hotel rooms, trains, subways… and I like putting the pieces of the puzzle together: how can I get three different tickets in a short space of time? How can I apply for visas for Burundi and Cameroon simultaneously? Will I have enough time for a trip to Turkey before traveling to Canada?
Lately, there are many pieces within the puzzle that make up a trip: PCR, Vaccination Certificate, Visa, Stay Form, etc. And, of course, the fact that what works for some does not work for others. But what defines whether any of us are successful in enjoying the moment is not necessarily related to geography.
Valuing life is generally more of an internal decision than a response to external circumstances. If you've ever been happy during a stressful time at work or unhappy on vacation, you understand how it works.
So, in that sense, it's better to find a way to enjoy all you can at any given moment, even if your final destination changes and you fall in love with the city that would be your bridge!