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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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Lost Girls World

Today I stumbled upon a fantastic blog: The Lost Girls! I was having so much fun reading it, I just had to share. The blog was started by three twenty-something women that decided to ditch their jobs in New York City and spend a year traveling around the world to find themselves. I probably love the blog simply because this is something I’ve always wanted to do (as I ask Steven almost daily if he’d like to run away with me). If you’re a twenty something reading this, and you’re at all interested in a gap year – take my advice: just do it! As a thirty-something I can attest to the fact that as you get older you find more reasons and more responsibilities that keep you rooted. If you’re not rooted now, run off and enjoy the world!

I myself have all kinds of future travel plans – and (barring something terrible like a plane crash that takes me out of the race) I most certainly am going to do all the traveling I intend to do! Rooted or not…this is me. I love to travel, and I love to experience different cultures. I like to think of myself as a free spirit trapped in a type-A personality! (Ack…the cognitive dissonance).

So anyway, check out the blog. And if you’re looking for someone to take your next big trip with…drop me a line – I may just join you!

photo credit: Patrick Q

Posted in Inspiration