Thirst for Adventure

Thirst for Adventure

I like to think that I’m up for trying almost anything.  I’m the first one to jump at an opportunity for any kind of adventure.  I plan to see the world and have all sorts of amazing stories to tell the kids I will one day have.

I used to say I was born in the wrong era, and that there were no more adventures to be had.  That was before I realized that anything can be an adventure, the only thing that matters is the way you look at it.  I’ve been categorized as a dreamer and a hopeless romantic.  I am proud to agree that I am both of these things.  Sometimes a certain song, or a movie, or even a quote will give me an ache in the depths of my chest.  This overpowering yearning for something…more.  When that happens, I usually get this intense urge to simply hop in my car and start driving, or a buy a ticket on a plane bound for somewhere far, far away.  I suppose this could explain why I’ve been to New York City and even England…twice. Continue reading “Thirst for Adventure”

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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”