So, I’m a senior in high school being flooded with emails and letters from various colleges around the country asking for me to spend my money there. It’s almost time for me to be an adult, to pick a job I want to do for the rest of my life, and be ‘happy’. Twenty, thirty, and maybe even forty years down the road I might be doing the same thing I am now – playing video games, hanging with friends, and going to work – on endless repeat! I don’t find that idea pleasing at all!
I’ve always been an adventurer at heart, and I love traveling. I’ve been all throughout the Caribbean with my family, and once or twice into Central/South America as well. Each journey was a new adventure, full of excitement and new experiences. I travel and try new things any chance I get, and I embrace challenges and the danger that accompanies them.
I’ve recently come across the idea that people can travel all throughout the world, for years on end, with little to no money, and have a blast doing it. Those people are living the dream, exploring the world, just like I think I would want to do. World-travel doesn’t cost much if you do it right, and it’s full of endless possibilities. And that brings me to my question…
Do I go to college and embrace the ‘normal’ life that everyone else lives, or follow my dreams and travel the world? Do the same thing over and over again, or spend my life on an exciting adventure? And I don’t mean travel for a week or a month, I mean a lifetime! I’m split down the middle between the decision, partly because I want so badly to explore the world, but I’m also, well, afraid. Afraid that I might be making the wrong choice, and doing something stupid. Can you guys help clear things up?