Dear 20-Something Year Olds

As much as I love my job, I really want this blog to be my getaway from all that. I want this blog to be my time to be creative and free; to help people come to realizations, and to learn something new about themselves (or just anything in general). I noticed this has become hard to do, as I recently took on a lot of responsibility at work. I have been attempting to write everyday, but I have not been posting everyday. I really don’t want to put work of mine out there that I am not in love with. Having to write and post everyday was putting my mind into a “get it done” mode – instead of taking the time to think, review, and edit. Reviewing and editing is what I really feel I need to get stronger with. As I’ve said, I’m no professional writer. I’ve been noticing my best writing came from my travels, and now that I’m at a bit of a standstill, I have nothing compared to what my travel experiences gave me. Naturally, I just could not let that happen, so…

Let the travels begin again!

There is so much I want to do and see. It certainly won’t get done with me just sitting, staring at a map, imagining myself in all these places.

When it comes to traveling, dropping $1,000 is nothing to me. If I saw a designer bag for that price – I’d think it’s insane. This is just how I feel, I’m not saying one way is better than the other it’s just how my brain works. Whatever makes you happy right?

At some point in my life, I do want a very simple lifestyle. A house, a husband, children, and a large amount of pets (obviously). Okay, maybe that’s not so simple? So, I believe I better drain this all out of my system now, so I feel fulfilled and really ready for a new chapter. Does that make sense?

My best friend, Caitlyn, made it very clear to me recently, that we’re still so young! These are the most carefree years of our lives – even though we may not realize it. With that, I’m going to embrace the shit out of it and relax a little here. I need to realize what’s to come will come in time, and work out exactly how it’s supposed to. All I can do is the things I love and that make me the happiest. Maybe try the things I never would have even considered trying. Hopefully that is how I will get all the answers to these questions I keep asking myself, that only I can answer.

This goes for you too. Traveling may not be the thing that fulfills you now, or ever. For you, it might be getting up early, studying, taking classes or finding the perfect position at the firm you’ve been dying to work for, for as long as you can remember. It might be spending all your free time volunteering because you gain a lot from it, and know one day you won’t have as much time to give back. Whatever it is, it’s not right or wrong. They’re the opportunities you have created for yourself and they are what get you up and at ‘em everyday. Having people like that on this earth will do nothing but spread a positive energy all over, and that in itself is so powerful and moving.

I finally have a trip booked, I am meeting up with my friends from South Africa. It’s been two years too long. We’re spending a week on the west coast, then my one friend and I will stay with me, and I plan on showing her around and doing lots of day trips. It feels good to know I’ll be somewhere new soon.

Where should I explore next?

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