American Dream

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..

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  1. I like your style. I am pretty sure my grown children wonder what got into me when I quit working and started traveling. And I do miss the grandkids, but I am not going to stop traveling for their sake. I like that my grandson calls me Travelin’ Matt, after the Fraggle Rock character, because I send him postcards from all over the world.

    • awww that’s awesome! Fraggle Rock was such a great show haha. I’m struggling with the fact that I’m going to be away from my niece and nephews for a whole year…especially since I currently live about 5 miles away from 3 out of 4. I know it’s going to be really hard on them too. Last time I was gone for just 3 months and my nephew who was 7 at the time balled when I left…thankfully they all know how to skype which makes it so much easier to keep in touch! Thanks for commenting!

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