Many people stick to keep doing the same thing because it is easier, easier to not try to figure out what to do next or where to head next. Easier to just follow on the same path. And for many I believe this may be the most fulfilling option.
I, on the other hand, am the complete opposite. I need to know that every decision I make in terms of where to head next, or what to do next, is the ultimate choice for the time being. That it is what I want to be doing and what will lead to reaching my goal, ultimately.
For four years my main path has been to attend university. Without a doubt or hesitation I have returned to uni to attend yet another year every fall.
This year is different.
Now, what’s next?
I guess the “normal” path after graduation is to start working within your field.
I feel like I did after high school – wondering what I now am gonna do with my life. The only difference is that I am almost a decade older.
Yet, I still have no clue what I want.
For five years my main goal was to improve my writing, to travel, to meet loads of new people and grow and expand my horizon.
I have accoplished all those things since I set sail from my hometown in May 2011. I have finished a degree, made many new friends, met so many different people from all corners of the world, lived in a few diffeent countries. I have also gotten my writings published in different parts of the world.
While a friend of mine told me I just gotta keep doing this now, I am not too sure that I want to keep on just doing this. I reached my goal, I had my dream coming true and the dream itself was a whole lot more epic than the reality story. To be honest, as cool as it seems, it is not all that special to see your name next to a published piece of writing. Especially not once you have become used to it. After all, it is about all the hard work you put down into achieving the goal.
In other words, it really is about the journey and not the destination.
I now need to find a new journey to head on. Until I do that, I’ll settle down at home for a wee bit.
We all need to rest after a hell of a ride – that is exactly what the past few years have been – a rollercoaster. Mainly a good one.
As great as it is living an adventurous life, it is also quite exhausting. Always living on the edge of your comfort zone, always approaching new challenges requires energy and constant focus.
From this I am now taking a break.