Maybe it’s because traveling to five different countries in five weeks quenched my thirst for travel, but I don’t have the same burning desire to wander the globe as I did before. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a lot of world I want to see, but I don’t feel rushed to pack it all in like I did last year.
Then again, with all the craziness happening out there now, worldwide revolutions and natural disasters, maybe I should make travel a priority, see as much as I can while I can. Does that mean I believe in the 2012 theory of world destruction? Nah. Just that I really need to get my priorities straight and begin to think about what’s really important. Does that mean I’m growing up? Quite possibly, and I’m OK with that.
One bright and blazing sign of maturity is in the fact that I finally got a full-time job, with benefits! With all the freelancing I’ve been doing, and allergic reactions I get to office cubicles, I never thought I’d ever say that. I should have known better than to say never. It’s OK though. As a copywriter, writing is still in my job description, so I’m on the right track. I also get the opportunity to continue paying off my travel debt on a regular basis while still saving up for the future. Yes, I said saving for the future. Getting closer to 30 must really be messing with my mind.
So while the world continues spinning as I sit in an office writing highly optimized content, I will just have to get used to the fact that daydreaming is closest thing I’ll get to travel for a little while. This year’s priority is writing, and if I can squeeze in a few day or weekend trips so be it, but traveling down the long and winding open road to no where in particular will have to wait.