First things first, what’s this blog all about? As the site name implies, it’s open-ended, a reflection of my life (queue eyes rolling). But let me dig a little deeper…
Ever since I left my former life of a monotonous 9-5 two years ago, constantly worrying about the ‘next step’ and career planning, life opened up. I was stuck in so many ways. I had sacrificed my time to education, relationships, and feeling pressured to do what society thinks I should do. What I really wanted was to be free. I’m not saying I had no free will, or I regret the time I had put in for things I felt were important to me at the time. What I am saying, is that at the end of the day, everyday, I was still daydreaming and feeling stuck. I didn’t want to do that any more.
A couple months before I left my job, apartment, the love of my life-my cat, Shinobe, and my boyfriend, I had made a vision collage. My intentions were for great change and travel. On the bottom, it said ‘Costa Rica,’ a country I had been dreaming to visit. After I let go of everything I was holding on to, a year-and-a-half later I was in Costa Rica, traveling all over the country for a month on my own. I finally had a hot and sunny birthday in February, having lived most of my life in New England! For the past 2 years now, I’ve been traveling all around the U.S. and I don’t think I’ll be stopping any time soon.
I see how this could easily turn into a vision board promo. This all didn’t just happen. I started to face my fears. I had to realize that I wasn’t always going to have someone by my side to hold my hand wherever I went. If I wanted to go out and see the world, I wasn’t going to have the stability of a home to go to. I live places about three months at a time, sometimes week to week! I wasn’t always going to have steady income, but temporary jobs have helped me through. Acquiring things is just a don’t. Relationships is just a big shouldn’t. I worry sometimes. Plans don’t always unfold how I want them to. But I’ve grown tremendously, and I like the person that I am.
So here I am. A life of constant change. I want to share that with you in hopes to connect, empower, and maybe entertain you.