People often use the phrase “I’m so blessed” when they are talking about monetary things that they possess or accomplishments they have achieved. Looking at my life, I feel very blessed but not for these reasons. I am blessed to have been born in a country with so much freedom. I am blessed to have a family that loves me and wants me to excel. I am blessed with a mind that grants me the ability to learn on the fly. I am grateful for all of this.
A couple years ago, I decided I wanted a job that was mentally challenging and allowed me to travel. I didn’t know exactly what “Wanderlust” meant when I started looking for jobs; it just sounded like something exciting. I knew I wasn’t designed for a typical 9 to 5 desk job, living in the suburbs with 2.5 kids, a dog and a white picket fence. But I didn’t know what would fill the gap in my life.
Now, after working in a job that required over 275 nights in hotels, I can fully embrace the wanderlust lifestyle.
Recently, one of my friends had a great blog post about the costs of wanderlust. Hannah brought up some thought provoking elements about the price of traveling alone.
After some time and introspection, I realized I eventually do want to get married, but I am hoping to find a girl with the same adventurous spirit that I have. I want to meet her and share stories.
A girl may look amazing in $1,500 Louboutins, but I would rather meet a girl whose $75 hiking boots have seen multiple continents. A Birikin Bag may complete any outfit perfectly, but I would rather have a girl who has an REI bag that has rips in it from the last time she went hiking. Model poses and glamour shots look perfect with their airbrushing, but give me a girl has GoPro selfies in front of the 7 wonders of the world.
Hannah, keep up the great writing. I look forward to reading more.
For now, I am going to embrace my wanderlust with the hope that if I am going to meet anyone, I will meet them on the road… or in the air… or on a boat.
Until next time.