I am about to embark on a trip of a lifetime time, first stop Venezuela. I’ll be moving country to country across the continent for four months before travelling to Canada to work in a ski resort for a full season.
Why now you might ask? Why not. I’m a 24 year old with an English degree, two and a half years of marketing experience working in London agencies and a large group of friends. Most people would be happy enough with that.
But I’m not happy just coasting along. Following the crowd. Following expectations. I want to do something different. Experience new things; make my own path; stand out from the pack of twenty-somethings moving aimlessly through life without purpose or reason.
A quarter life crisis is becoming a common turn of phrase. Many young people my age don’t know what they want to do with their lives. Maybe because there are so many more options these days, maybe because the world of employment hasn’t caught up with our needs.
I’ve learned that a life of sitting at a desk, completing the same tasks day-in day-out, having the same conversations with the same people, and commuting on the same train every day of every week isn’t right for me.
I want something more.
What that is, I don’t know. But I’m on a journey to find it. Join me.