The other day, while attempting to write a post for the Blogtember challenge, I started thinking about all the places that I want to travel. The list is literally endless. It probably includes every single square inch of this crazy beautiful earth. And yeah, I want to see it all!
While I was thinking though, I remembered reading some 30 by 30 lists (as I am making my own right now!) and I saw this: "A life list should be a list of the things that you intend to do in your life, not things that you wish that you could do."
This saddens me a bit. I get it, it's a practical approach and there always needs be at least a hint of practicality so that we can take care of responsibilities, but what about those things I wish I could do? I wish I could live abroad, but I could also intend to do that. I could make a lot of sacrifices and do just that.
And I don't know if I am just at that point in my life - that point where I feel like I can do anything if I try hard enough (be it naively or with wisdom) but I want those to be two in the same.
I have always seen traveling abroad as one of those things that I "wish I could do." Ever since I started blogging and started running across travel blogs, the idea has become less and less far fetched and has seemed more tangible than ever before.
It's like you read about these things and think about these things from time to time and most of the time it's all just thought. And then there is just that one time when it means something different, when it sticks to you and you take it to heart. That veil of impossibility falls away and go, 'why can't I?' And you actually mean it.
This all to say that I have been doing a lot of thinking about what I am going to be doing once all my schooling is done is less than a year. And truthfully, I still don't know. But in the same, I am tired of wanting something but not giving myself enough credit or enough faith in myself to believe I can see it through. So I am going to keep researching and talking and dropping my ideas on N for this exciting future that I have in mind.