"Sometimes you have to let life turn you upside down so you can learn how to live right side up."
Photo by: Cynthia Chucay
In less than four months my entire life has turned upside down. I sold my condo, graduated from college, got laid off my job and in less than a month (29 days to be exact) I will be on a plane beginning my life as an expat.
expat - a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country.I leave Sunday July 15th, 2012 with NO RETURN DATE. That's right I am leaving without ever knowing if I will return to live in the United States. There once was a time in my life that every day was planned, I knew what I would be doing in 1 month or 5 years... it was suffocating. Having NO plans is scary, I imagine through my blog it seems that I'm confident in my plans to travel.
I want to share this side of my life with you so you know that while I LOVE my life and I love my dream to travel (the reason for my existence) that I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING.
I might travel through Europe solo and be disappointed, I might live in South Korea and wish I'd done something different BUT I am trying. I am living my dream!
Some call it brave, sometimes I think it's the chickens way out from the 9-5 and "regular" lifestyle. I don't have to go to work, I don't have to answer to anyone, it is like a vacation? It is also important to note that I work (very hard) to write for my blog, not just to keep my writing real & interesting but to market myself. To remind others that your dreams are merely waiting for your dedication. If you commit yourself to something, it WILL happen. This life is a dream and a very large leap of faith but if I don't try and I don't give it my all.... I've done nothing. So as my departure date approaches I hope to live up to your expectations (and mine) I hope you will share my blog, my facebook page and my twitter with friends who are waiting to be inspired. As I begin my greatest adventure to date I hope I can live up to your expectations and can represent your inner dreams. While the vision and logistics may change from person to person, the dedication, sacrifice and commitment never change.