I used to get jealous of people who had found their passion in life and pursued their passion as their careers.  I was jealous that they had a passion.  Everybody’s passion is different of course, yet here I was lost without a passion and not sure of my next step in life.  It was hard seeing people around me just enjoy what they did when I was stuck in a job I didn’t like and uncertain about everything.  Then one day me and a friend just decided that we were going to backpack Europe – I still remember the moment as I was driving both of us into the city and it is still one of my favorite moments when we both said ‘Let’s do it’.

That decision lead us to some crazy times where we met so many amazing people and did so many extraordinary things that I would never dream of doing.  We had the most amazing time and even though some memories start to fade a year on, the way that adventure makes me feel every time I think about it, is really something special.  After that trip I had finally found my passion in life and that was to travel.  I left uncertain and lost and came back with a thirst for my next adventure.  The only downfall is that it’s not exactly the cheapest passion to have in life but it is one of the most rewarding and eye opening. Hopefully one day I can make travel my career (I like to dream big) but for the time being I just have to work my butt off to pay for my next trip overseas and enjoy my little road trips to keep my itchy feet at bay.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain