In The Face Of Opposition

Have you ever been in that place where it feels like you have no where left to go? All the doors and windows have been tried, sealed, or blocked? Well, that’s where I am. And I’ve decided to change that. I need to figure out what I’m doing. I know I have a thirst and a need for travel. But what does that mean? Well, to me, that means my career, whatever that may end up being, will involve my traveling. And not just traveling to go to business meetings or for a day or two. It means I’ll be able to spend lots of time in new and exciting places. I’ll be able to explore, ask questions, and do the unthinkable. The good unthinkable. Not the bad stuff that could land me in prison or something. So, what is this?

I don’t know. Perhaps I’ll be doing research. Perhaps I’ll have my own show on the Travel Channel. Perhaps I’ll be a tour guide for National Geographic tours. Perhaps I’ll be a photographer or a videographer. Wait. No. I don’t like that one. Well, maybe… Nope. Don’t think I’ll be taking pictures for a living. Perhaps I’ll be a journalist or a news reporter. Eh. No. I don’t think so.

So as you can see, I still have no idea what I want to do. But I’m not going to let that stop me. Oh. You know what. I may have just thought of something… I’m going to look into it and I’ll get back to you.

P.S. Don’t let what seems like an obstacle stop you from getting where you need to be.

Goals

So, this blog is no longer what I originally intended it to be, but that’s OK. I’m liking the way this is turning out. I am not traveling right now, or having “adventures”, but I am recovering, learning, growing, and having fun. Once I start traveling again (and I will start traveling again), it may or may not go back to what it once was. But for now, this will just be a place for me to talk.

Something I haven’t really thought about lately are my goals in life. I know a few posts ago, I talked about everything I wanted to do and be, but i wasn’t really thinking about my goals. I have a bucket list, and I haven’t taken a look at it in a very long time. But I’m thinking about it now. What are my goals? What is most important to me? Well, traveling is on the very top of that list. I don’t just want to travel, I need to travel. I have a goal of visiting (not just driving through) every state and 80 countries. Yeah. That’s a lot. But I think I can manage. How am I going to do this? I’m convinced I’ll get a show on the Travel Channel. Or I’ll become a pilot or a flight attendant. Or I’ll work for National Geographic. I’m not too concerned with how I get there. I just want to get there. I know, I know. It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Well, it’s about both, to be honest. Without a destination, can it really be called a journey? And without a journey, can it really be called a destination? No. They go hand in hand.

What else is on my bucket list? Becoming a pilot. I think that would be awesome. I would love to be able to fly. The best way to do that, without super powers, is to become a pilot. Yeah, I could just be happy being a passenger for the rest of my life, but that’s not me! I want to fly a plane! Even if I end up just flying a plane once, during a lesson, I’ll be a happy camper.

One more thing I want to do is write a book. It may never be read, published, or sold, but I need to write it. I have it started. I started way back my freshman year of college. Haven’t touched it in years though. I haven’t had the inspiration I need. Although this blog has basically become what my book was… Maybe I’ll make this blog my “book”.

The last one I will share with you is becoming fluent in three other languages. I know I want to become fluent in Japanese and Turkish. I don’t quite know what I want the third language to be yet. Maybe sign language or Old English or German or Greek or Russian or Spanish.

My bucket list is long, and these are just a few of the more interesting things on it. Well, I think it’s all interesting, but I know not everyone will want to know everything on it. Like, some of the things, are probably pretty lame to some people. So, out of what I’ve said in this post and what I talked about in my Flailing About post, what are my goals? To be honest, the only ones that are truly concrete are traveling, and fluency. I know I need to travel. I know I need to become fluent in other languages. I know these are my destiny. I know that’s where my path leads. I know all this. And I desperately want to get there. But for now, I guess my goals are to get out of debt and move out of mom and dad’s. I mean, I love living at home… Sometimes… But I also need my own space. But I also need to get out of debt. So, first thing’s first. Get out of debt, move out, move on. Yup. That sounds about right.