It’s currently 1 am as I write this blog in my bed, resisting the urge to eat a meal at this time. Usually, I would be asleep by 11 pm but a burst of energy, inspiration, and an epiphany hit me out of the blue. I was reading articles and watching videos of people who made traveling around the word into a career. I thought, “Wow! That’s amazing. I want to do that!” I have always wanted to do that. But I had the same excuse, no time or no money, like most people. And then, I thought about the timelines that most people follow in their lives because of the expectations from our society. We go to high school in order attend college. In college, we pick a “practical” major in order to get a well-paid job. Next, we find a partner and have kids. Finally, we work for most of our lives to pay off loans, mortgages, bills, and such.
There’s nothing wrong with it whoever follows it. If it makes you happy, then go for it. For me, I want to make my own timeline and break these expectations. For me, it was a reminder of feeling trapped in a bubble when I was living in my small town in Connecticut. I knew I wanted to get out as soon as possible, which was why I applied to schools out of state. When I moved to the city on the hill, Boston (kinda in Boston), it opened up my eyes and gave me a new perspective. When I graduated from college, I decided to stay in Boston and found a job. But I still felt like I was stuck in a bubble. It was one of many reasons why I applied for the JET program. And I moved my entire life to Japan for a new job.
I guess I have this fear of living in a bubble. For some people, it’s a great place to live in. But it’s not for me… It goes back to my dream to travel around the world. I can easily do that at my current job, at least in Asia and Australia. But I would love to live in a different country every few years or so. Is it possible? I would like to think so. Who knows..I’m the type of person who has multiple plans for the future. This plan being one of them.
P.S. Thanks for reading and I would love to hear your thoughts about this. Also, what is your dream job?