WHAT I’M ABOUT

WELCOME

Hey there! Welcome to my blog! I’m a twenty-something year old traveler and writer whose main passion is to inspire others. From travelling the world, to discussing global issues, I want to do all I can to help create a positive world around us. I hope you join me on my journey,

Silvia x

NEW BEGINNINGS

It’s scary to think about what you want your future path to look like. Especially because everyone seems to have theirs figured out these days. They know what they will be doing in 5, 10, even 30 years from now. They have their lives planned out, much like we’ve been conditioned to do since we were young pre-teens, eager to answer the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. Somehow we had it all figured out back then. But somewhere along the line the future became foggy and that question became more and more daunting. How the hell am I supposed to decide what to do with my life? Why do I have to decide right now what career I will have for the next forty years? Some of us, the lucky one’s, figured it out. Civil engineer. HR representative. Bank mortgage specialist. Their decisions seem so simple, but so many of us are still struggling to answer that question, even when we’ve already hit that “grown up” stage.

Although my decision to major in English literature and cultural studies in university was quite a spontaneous one, I am pretty satisfied with my decision. Of course, my choice came from my clueless view of the future. But it managed to work out for the best, because now my possibilities are endless. I’m not ready to settle down and start a career just yet. So why not go teach English in South Korea, Vietnam, or Thailand (because when else am I going to live in Asia)? Or why not go work in hospitality and travel from bar to restaurant to cafe, all around Europe? And how about (skip to the next sentence, mom) volunteering with endangered wildlife species, like tigers and lions, in South Africa? These are the kinds of things that get my heart rate up from excitement. I have my thirties, forties, and fifties, to be settled down working in an office building, coming to the same home, driving the kids to dance and soccer practice. I want to live in my twenties. Travel the world and see all that life has to offer. Hike the trails around the amazon rainforest in Brazil. Interrail around European cities, staying at hostels with dozens of other wanderers, carrying only a backpack. Take a roadtrip around the coast of Australia and learn to surf in the Gold Coast. I figure, I only have this one life to get things right, to do all the wild things I can, to live my dreams.

So join me on this journey to the unknown, exploring the world, learning about cultures, discovering hidden beauties of the world, and becoming more connected to the astonishing earth around us.

 

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