Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Shift from Bohemianism

I've been living a modern-day Bohemian lifestyle.

I've been moving from country to country, without any responsibility or ties, working hard with the hopes of becoming creatively and professionally-inspired. Luckily, I've been on this journey with a great group of people - some of which are my colleagues, others just great friends.

I haven't saved any money... anything extra has gone towards traveling, not things. But my experiences have been priceless.

I find myself being more attached to the people and places that allow me to remain the free-spirit, selfish little thing, that I naturally am. I'm drawn to cities with awesome public transportation and big green spaces, friends that have an easy time saying goodbye but will visit later, and single-girl accommodations. I never thought I'd appreciate living alone so much.

But I think 2013 will be the year for change.

I won't call this a resolution - that's too definite for my commitment issues - but my goal this year is to take an aggressive step towards settling into my career, establishing a home, and focusing on personal relationships (friendly, familial, and romantic) and finding happiness through it all. I'm turning 25 in a few months, and I'm doing my best to not compare myself to people my age that already have it figured out.

It's an ambitious goal. It's also incredibly scary. For someone without many ties and quite comfortable wandering around - making roots feels much riskier than the nomadic life.

So, please wish me luck while I decide what career path to take, what hemisphere to live in, and the community of people I decide to become a part of. Good luck to all the other twenty-somethings trying to find their place in this world, too.

Happy New Year.

1 comment:

  1. I love your nomadic lifestyle. not many people get to meet new friends all the time. that's a blessing in disguise and you will be rewarded with so much because of it!