Your Story Is Unique

And I think that’s pretty neat.

The cool thing about life is that ours are all different. We all have different stories. We are all unique aspects of the same energy which binds us. I’m not getting all spiritual, because I don’t agree with the idea of organized religion. I’m simply saying, we are all the same, but we are so different. I keep coming across different stories through relentless Google searches, trying to find a story similar to my own. The thing is, I can’t. I haven’t. I won’t. I have to create what I need on my own, because my story is unlike any others.

Okay, let me briefly share my story.

I’m a young woman, finishing up college, and possibly going through a quarter life crisis. I’ve always thrived on change, and I have an intense desire to see the world. Most of my life has been a series of trying different things, not succeeding, giving up, and moving on. Then I noticed a common denominator: the desire to try new things, experience all that life has to offer, and learn all that I possibly can.

With this revelation, I intend to travel full time and inspire others like me to do the same. Life is too short to be stuck in a cubicle. It is too precious to spend counting the hours until you’re done. I’m so excited to start my adventure, which will hopefully take off by the end of this year.

The only issue I have with this is, how do I travel comfortably, affordably, and keep my pets safe. I have a rottie/lab mix pup, and a cat. I won’t abandon them for my own selfish desires, so my only option is to take them with me or forfeit my trip. I’m too stubborn to give up so easily on this, so I’ll take them with me.

This is where the relentless Google searches come in.

For awhile I thought about getting an RV, a camper, a tiny home… But I keep coming across the Honda Element, and thinking that would be PERFECT! It’s affordable, it’s roomy enough, there are numerous ways to make it livable. But, what about my two best friends? Where would they fit? How would I make sure they’re safe and comfortable? What do I do when I have to go into a grocery store? I’m researching numerous options, and wracking my brain trying to make this work. I will not - cannot - give up now.

I’m also trying desperately to find my place in this world. I’ve never had a home. I’ve never felt 100% true to myself in my purpose. Now, I don’t think any one person has any one single purpose in life, but I do think we each have a calling for what we really should be doing. I refuse to allow my life to pass me by, without at least pursuing something that makes me feel like I’m making a difference.

I realize now, there is no Google search that is going to help me find my calling, satisfy my desires, or help me truly understand myself. This is something I’ll have to figure out on my own as I go. Mind you, I’ve already had my series of ups and downs with this, but I will get what I need when I need it. It’ll all work out in the end.

… Here’s where you come in.

If you have a strong desire to do something, do it. End the drama and the bullshit excuses. In the end, you’ll be miserable. Reflect on your life for a second: are you happy? If the answer wasn’t immediately yes, you need to make some changes. Go after what you want, because nobody will do it for you.

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