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?