All I want from life is to live happy and see the world. Sometimes we get so caught up in our own lives that we forget that there is a world out there we need to explore. I don’t want to be one of those people that get caught up in the chaos and race of settling down and having kids. I think now more then ever I feel determined that I do want to live and explore the world. Not just the standard 9-5 job, husband, kids living in a house I can’t even afford struggling for the rest of my life. I don’t feel ready to conform to society’s idealistic values. “But you need a job”, “You need to make money”, are the constant sounds of capitalist voices that continue. But you know what, I am going to work my ass off to get to where I want to be, where I have the luxury to explore the world. I want to be that person on facebook that one week their riding elephants and the next canoeing down a river.
Sorry about the weird post, you kinda need a ramble sometimes to make it that little bit clearer of what you want out of life. But sometimes I forget, guilty like most of us, that we don’t just live in a little shell surrounded by friends and family. I’m sat her attempting to write my last assignment, applying for jobs and dreaming about a world that’s far from where I’m sat right now. A world where there is so much culture, freedom from conformity, away from reality. If you have even seen or read the book eat pray love, that is the life I want to live except permanently. I am a true believer that you need to live your life to the fullest. I’m not knocking anybody who is settled in one place, to anyone that has the family and the life that they have always dreamed of. I dream of that too, but somewhere more humble and exciting. I look at my life in Britain and feel so gloomy and lost. Whereas I look at the people who are traveling and they are so content in life. You probably can’t travel forever unless your a pilot or air hostess. But I truly feel at home when I travel.
I mean this blog isn’t called ‘A Woman Consumed by Wanderlust’ for no reason.
So watch this space, because I am determined to not stick around and write blog posts in my bedroom listening to the combination of James bay and Britains treacherous weather. I will be on that hammock listening to the waves and writing blog posts about the beauty of traveling.
Sorry I’m getting so deep! But my advice for those who too feel lost or uncertain. Just go! Save the money and hop on the plane. Don’t let anything stop you, whether it be your family (because they will always be there) or your uncertainty. Just GO! And I’ll see you out there 😉