I'm not sure when "wanderlust" became a virtue, an identity marker, and a hashtag. I mean, who doesn't love to travel? Sure, some of us hate airports, traffic, or living out of a suitcase. But, if given the chance, all things being equal. . wouldn't we all like to travel around?
So, it's not really a new thing, . . I don't think folks that claim the condition of "wanderlust" are as unique as they would like to be. But, certainly it's become novel and interesting to be someone who is always on the move, and always has somewhere to be.
That is all fine and good, . . . again, who wouldn't love a vacation?
But, I've noticed the "ethos" of wanderlust invading all other areas of our lives. Especially as it pertains to our decision-making, we can just default to the option with the most "adventure", or consistently desire moving to a place called "not here". As we look at relationships, we can casually skip along at a surface level, keeping our options open, without ever putting our roots into the people around us and looking at our story as intertwined with their story. We can even look at this kind of living as "courageous." In this great piece from MIchael Kelley, we see the value of "staying". Here are some quotes, but I hope you'll read the whole thing. (link below)