It’s the American Dream. Go to college, graduate, get a job, get a spouse, get a house, grow 2.5 kids (that .5 can be the pet), watch them go to college, graduate, get a job, a spouse and a house, and then you can retire and actually start enjoying your life. The American Dream. Nothing wrong with it and I certainly don’t mean to demean anyone else’s life choices. Plenty of people are thrilled with living out the American Dream and that is awesome. It’s a perfectly acceptable life path to take…but it’s not for me. My life path thus far is more like go to college, travel, graduate, work, travel, go to grad school, travel, graduate, travel, work, travel…are you seeing the pattern here? My American Dream consists of finding a way to fund my travel addiction indefinitely. I’m not looking for a husband, or kids, or that perfect house in suburbs, or a job doing something i like well enough and has a 401k. It’s just not for me. I’ve always been an all or nothing kind of person (for better or worse) and this is no different. So if I’m going to travel, I’m going to travel. My career needs to be something I’m excited to do every day.
I know this is kind of a random post, but I do have a point. My point is that it’s ok to be different, to want different things than what you are told you should want. At the end of the day you have to, and I know this is super corny, follow your heart. Even if it leads you to the Amazon..