Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I want to see the world.

I've been thinking a lot lately about who I am and what I want to be - more specifically, where I want to be. After months, I know exactly what I want.

I want to see the world.

I spend a lot of time looking at pictures of beautiful things in beautiful places, and one day it finally hit me - I want to see all of these things, all of these places for myself. I want to take beautiful pictures for myself, from my eyes. Too many of us live our whole lives on this beautiful planet and never see anything outside of our very small corner of the world. We're blessed to live in such an amazing place, why can't we experience it all?

Every morning, I wake up too early, drive the same way to work, and sit in the same small cubicle until it's time to go home - by which point it's typically already dark outside. Eat dinner. Go to sleep. Repeat and count down the days to the weekend.

Don't get me wrong, I love my job - but there's more out there for me. I don't want to leave this world not having seen the world.

I've been pushing this nagging desire back for a long time, but it won't be ignored anymore. So, I've been brainstorming how I'm going to do it - if I can do it - how long I can do it. Then, today, I stumble upon this blog. www.ottsworld.com She left her corporate job to travel the world. She left with the intention of going for a year - just to get a break from her routine and cubicle job - that was in 2006. She's still traveling.

Someday, I'll be able to say that I saw the world - I hope that day is soon. It starts now.