Routine. A word you either embrace, or you shy away from. Now tell me… Do you wake up generally at the same time every day, hitting snooze until you realize that it’s time to get ready for work? Do you have your morning coffee every day, debating why it isn’t Friday yet?
Even if you love your job, that routine can get a little stale, at least for me. I recently read an article (albeit an older article) about a Yale graduate, who moved to the Caribbean at the ripe age of 31. Just left her cozy Manhattan job, life and steady income – for a simpler life. Scooping ice cream, and living with less.
I think my eagerness to work hard has led me to be a craver of “things” – I like nice cars, a designer bag, going out, and such. I was taught at a young age that success = providing for yourself, working hard and finding something you love (preferably with insurance and some kind of stability). So I went for it. I graduated college, networked a ton and moved to a place I’d never been before – Florida – complete with a fun job in the travel industry. That sounds pretty awesome right? And it was! Oh it was. But then that cube life sets in and the older I get, the more I think about my favorite dream. Moving to Hawaii to find a simpler life.
Immediately I think about what I’d leave behind. The stability! My car & apartment. My friends, most of all. So I quickly talk myself off the ledge of what I decide is “crazy talk” and determine this probably isn’t the right move for me. This same cycle has been going on for a few years.
At the end of the day – am I apt to just pick up and leave everything behind? Nah. But it’s a fun dream I have every so often. I mean just look at that weekend recap yesterday? Would you want to give all that up, when there’s so much love right here?
** Speaking of wanderlust – don’t forget to link up tomorrow for Wanderlust Wednesdays with Emily, Kate and me! You may even see a little glimpse of another Hawaiian island…and yes that is a photo I took above, leaving that beautiful island.