You wrote - which caught my eye,
The closest I've come is that I enjoy trying out new things and going on new adventures, but I'm not sure if that's going to be enough to keep me motivated to succeed.
That's precisely the reason I love world travel. Not only to travel to live for awhile in a foreign country, but to learn their history, culture, food, drink, and the people. Another added benefit is to meet so many interesting people from around the world. To me, at least, that never becomes boring.
Many countries have long interesting histories that can keep one occupied for years. I'm also learning that I really don't know that much about our own country, the US of A. I'm not that familiar with Virginia, Delaware, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Kansas. However, I have traveled the equivalent of about 30 times around this planet, and have visited over 200 countries with 106 unique countries based on the Traveler's Century Club list. I will be visiting my 107th and 108th country when I visit Iceland in September and Puerto Rico in November (considered an unincorporated territory of the US, but listed in the Traveler's Century Club).
I've been traveling about seven trips a year for the past several years, but at 79 years old, I'm beginning to show the signs of age. I tire more easily, but can still walk over five miles a day without any problem.
Finally, what's also fascinating about world travel and repeating destinations is that we get to see more of the destination that we failed to see on our previous visits.
If you're interested, I have a travel blog at <www.travelpod.com/members/c.i.222
> Take a peek; it might wet your appetite to do some traveling. The adventure never stops, and I'm happiest when I plan and actually visit those places that provides me with new experiences that satisfies most of my senses.