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7 years ago, I traveled India alone by myself.

7 years ago, I traveled India alone by myself.

Traveling solo in my mid-20s was one of the most uncomfortable but THE MOST memorable experiences I have ever had.

I covered everything from the backwaters of Kerala, the Himalayas of Himachal to the Brahmaputra in Assam.

I once remember making friends with locals in Dharamshala and learning about their pains, angst, and dreams. Suddenly my life seemed one of privilege.

It set a permanent foundation of empathy in me.

It was in fact traveling India in buses, locals, and trains that brought out my love for having a larger purpose-outside of me- in this lifetime.

Over the years, I have realized something critical about investments.

That #investing wealth and time in experiences is a far better investment you can make for yourself.

While I'm a great advocate of investing in skills and relationships, investing in experiences in another ball game altogether.

Today, I am extremely fortunate to live in New Hampshire, US one year and Playa Del Carmen, Mexico the next.

But, frankly looking back nothing can match the pleasure I received spending time with myself, writing little things on my notepad, with a warm cup of tea by my side in the Himalayas in my 20s.

It's true, great women and men are built in solace.

If an iota of you care about becoming the better version of yourself in your life and career- Travel.

And live a life worth remembering by investing in experiences, one at a time❤️.


Author - Shatakshi Sharma, Cofounder Global Governance Initiative, Ex- BCG, Advisor, Tony Blair Institute

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