I Am NOT A Unique Snowflake

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It Begins

My first online journal entry EVER.
I haven’t written a diary or journal since I was 18, but before that age, I used to scribble my thoughts religiously.

Here I am, 25 years old and no clue what to do in life.
It would have been so simple if guidance counsellors and teachers were able to help you decide on your actual future instead of simply helping you get into post-secondary schools. I have found that my parents have been a guiding source on helping me accomplish my dreams, and I bless myself daily for that.
Who knows? I could be so close to my family because I was breast-fed 🙂

I would love to have a stable girlfriend, a diverse job and a somewhat regular routine in life. I mean I have accomplished a lot (own a house, motorcycle, car, graduated university, etc) but there is always room for improvement and I could have done so much more. No matter how much my mind aches for stability and control, my heart tells me that I still need to fulfill a promise I have made to myself a long time ago: to travel.

I have never been a fan of going to resorts and cookie-cutter vacation spots. Sure, I’ve gone; everyone has, but I did not feel fulfilled. I remember a line from the film The Beach: ‘So many people travel half-way across the world just to watch TV in another language”. That line holds a lot a lot of water for me.
I want to go somewhere in which I am struggling with every third word that comes out of my mouth, somewhere where I can make conversation with people for the genuine need of knowledge and not simply making small-talk and shooting the shit.

Brazil, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, & Thailand are some of the few places I wish to venture to. I want to wake up every morning and have the feeling of not knowing where I am for a few moments before my brain catches up to reality. I NEED that feeling.

So as of now, I have decided this.
Leave Canada in April and teach English overseas (Japan or Korea) for a 1-year period and then travel for an additional 3-5 months after that period for fun.

When I close my eyes, I picture myself in a totally diverse landscape, tasting air I have never had in my lungs before, and cruising on a twisty road on the back of my motorcycle.

I hope I can make this a reality and a consistent one at that.

So for now, that’s it. 🙂

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January 31, 2005 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment