It’s no secret that I’ve been doing some soul searching this year. The kind that makes you feel like you’re losing it and the kind that makes you question every-single-thing. But the beauty of really soul searching is that you eventually ask yourself the hard questions you’ve been avoiding and you get your most truthful answers.
So that’s what I did. I asked myself two very difficult questions:
What makes you happy?
What makes you feel alive?
They’re not easy questions to answer for me because they get to the core of my being, and
sometimes a lot of the time I am thinking about how I can make other people feel happy and safe. But I was brave, and I really thought about it and I came up with this answer:
Travel & Living Overseas
There really isn’t anything in my world that makes ME happier than Travelling and living somewhere I am totally out of my comfort zone other than helping people. I love my family very much, but my comfort zone squishes me into someone who wants to make all of her family happy at once, and if you’ve ever met them you’ll realise that’s not really possible. (The perils of having a very large family)
Travelling makes me feel adventurous. It puts a smile on my face that you can’t wipe off. It just makes me feel ALIVE. I don’t think I’m describing it well, but that’s how I feel. I’ve been agonising over this for a while, but I know now what I need to do. I need to make this happen.
I want to feel alive again. I want to be out of my comfort zone and I want to challenge my view of the world. (It’s getting a little cynical of late)
So this is the basic plan:
Save up as much money as I can for the rest of this year, (whilst still blogging) and pack my bags in January for 2-3 months travelling across the USA eventually making it up to Canada where I will live and work for 1-2 years.
Clearly it’s a very ambitious plan and one that requires a lot of money in the bank. That’s why I’ve taken on a full time job as well as my design business.
But I’m also thinking of ways that you can be involved in this trip too (if you’d like to). Because I’d love to pack you all in my suitcase and bring you along for the ride (virtually, of course). I’ll let you know about them in another post very soon!
A little while ago, someone reminded me that my family and friends will be there for me no matter where I am in the world and it’s true.
I think it’s going to be one hell of an adventure and I can’t wait to see how it pans out.
Anyone want to come along for the ride?