Doing it today so I won’t regret it tomorrow
At 23 years old, I have done everything I’m “supposed” to do:
- Complete high-school
- Go to University
- Get a University Degree
- Get a job, or go back for more school
After University, I panicked and I went back for more school. After 2 months of Journalism school, I felt lost. There was no doubt I could be a Journalist. The problem was that I no longer felt the drive to be a journalist. I was tired of school. I was tired of sitting in a classroom talking about life instead of living it.
So, I made a promise to myself: Europe 2011.
The year 2011 came and went. I made excuses: “I don’t have the money”; “I don’t have anyone to travel with”; “I don’t want to leave my boyfriend”; “I’m afraid to fly”‘; “I’ll go once I have the money”.
Well, I didn’t follow through on my promise, and I was a little disappointed in myself. So, instead of making another false promise for Europe 2012, I instead forced myself to go; I booked my flight overseas.
September 5, 2012 I fly into Dublin, Ireland.
As of today (March 5, 2012) I don’t have all of the necessary funds. I have no idea where I want to go or what I want to see. I don’t understand the transit system, and I’ve heard an overwhelming amount of advice which is informative and sometimes scary (what the hell is couch surfing!?). But, I made myself a promise, and this time I’m going to follow through.
So follow me on my journey as I fumble through my twenties and fly across the world in search of that magical “purpose” in life. I love food, art, music and hidden treasures; all of which I plan to share with you along the way!