In Search of: What’s Got You Fired Up?

During the past weeks I’ve put a lot of thought into what’s next.  Not in the I-have-to-plan-every-detail sort of way, but in the if-I-could-do-anything-what-would-I-do way.  And you know what I would do?  I would travel the world.  Big surprise, I know.  As a matter of fact, I’m sure you’re gasping at your astonishment that such a statement came from me.  But don’t fret — breathe in, peeps.

You all know I’ve been playing with this idea off and on for a few years.  And my life has sort of gotten in the way each time I tried.  But since the start of 2012, something new has crept in — a feeling of total and complete calm.  A feeling of — this is the right thing for me.

Granted, I’m not independently wealthy, so such a realization doesn’t mean I bought a ticket and am heading out tomorrow.  No, rather it means I’ve made a vague plan.  And that plan includes a new bank account — one specifically titled “Round the World Trip Fund.”  And you better believe that’s what it says when I pull that baby up on my computer screen.  It’s going to take a while to save the money and pay off my student loans, but that’s my goal.  I actually have a date in mind, but I’m not ready to put it out there quite yet.  I’m not a fan of making plans too far in advance.

Truth is, when the time comes, life may change entirely.  I may no longer be interested in taking a year-long trip around the world.  I don’t know.  But here’s what I do know:  if I don’t start saving now, it won’t matter what I want when the time comes, because I won’t have the money to do it!  Thus, I figure it’s better to be prepared.  If all is as it is today, I will go.  If it’s not, well, hopefully something even more exciting will have cropped up.

That’s what’s got my blood pumping today.  What’s got you fired up?

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