We all enjoy a bubble of safety in some way, whether we mean to or not, and that is not a bad thing. But when I chat with friends and other people who talk about wanting to do something but can’t because of excuses like:
“I want to but I can’t because of my job”
“I would leave my job but what happens when I come back?”
“Eh, I mean I would but I told my family and they said that was a stupid idea.”
And later in life there is almost a guarantee that these individuals will look back and say:
“I wish I would have…”
What I am getting at is that I know it is burned into our minds that we grow up, get good jobs, make a living, work hard at a career and retire. Not all of us were told the same things, but out society makes us feel as though we live to work, I personally work to live.
If we who are daring, if we who are dreamers can break the mold and explore this marvelous planet…anyone can! If you feel like you are stuck at a job, if you feel like you can’t do something because others say it’s silly…DO IT! Just drop everything, take a leap of faith and it will be the most gratifying experience of your life.
Trust me, I have dropped everything and moved across the US from DC to California on a whim and planned it the day before. Even though I did run into issues, hard times, frustrating experiences I would never take it back.
Last minute trips or spontaneous world travel can be the best thing that ever happened to you. We have our whole lives to worry, but worrying about money and jobs are superficial things that don’t matter in the end. It’s about looking back and saying, “I am happy with my life, and I have no regrets that I missed out on something”.
Life is about smiling, experiences, laughter, sights, sounds, tastes, friends, love. A safe job or doing things to please others will never fulfill this.