Take Me Back

Take Me Back

I honestly can’t remember when I decided I wanted to travel, but I think it was probably about the time when people started asking me what I wanted to do when I finished high school.  My friends all had great answers like: “I wanna be a social worker,” or “I’m going to join the military.”  My answer? “I just want to see the world and write.”

I’d say I’ve done pretty well with actually doing both of those.  This was my second trip to England, its been less than a year since my first one.  How many 20 year old’s from America can say they spent their 20th birthday in England?  I’ll admit they’re pretty cool bragging rights, but that’s not why I keep going back.  Continue reading “Take Me Back”

Big, Bright Future

I can’t tell you how many times I get asked if I’m in college. Sometimes I wonder if that’s all that adults care about. I may not be in college, but I’m working two jobs, I’m taking dance classes, I’m teaching myself how to play guitar, I’m writing and I’m figuring out what I really want to do with my life. I don’t understand the pressure put on teenagers to choose a life path directly out of high school. I was originally only going to take a semester off. A semester turned into a year, which turned into two. Here I am, finishing my second gap year, finally ready to begin my college education.

I’ve been told by so many different people, that if I put college off for too long, I’ll never end up going. What they don’t seem to understand is that I’m the kind of person who goes after what she wants. I set goals and I push myself to not only meet them, but to surpass them. Continue reading “Big, Bright Future”