Everyone thinks I’m running away from something.  Like I’m afraid of living a “normal” lifestyle.  To work a regular 9-5 job.  To have a stable relationship.  To raise a family.  To experience “life” as we know it.  In other words, to “grow up”.

Well I’ve got something to tell you…I AM!

I don’t want to grow up…I want to stay a kid forever.  Who doesn’t?  To inevitably accept the fact is, in my opinion, something I don’t want to do.  I don’t want a steady job, to raise a family or to hold a steady relationship.  Don’t get me wrong, these things are all nice and a great way for many people to run their lives but are they for me?  At this time in life…doubtful.  

I thoroughly enjoy this nomadic lifestyle I’ve led so far.  To explore new regions of the world, experience new cultures and truly live on the edge of the seat not knowing when and where you just might fall off.  

But that’s a part of life right?  To fall down and pick yourself back up…?

The way I see it is that although I dropped out of college after three semesters of hard work, I’ve gained more experience and knowledge from the past 5 years on the road than many of those twice my age have gained their whole lives.  

I’m not trying to sound cocky or anything, but these are just the facts I’ve learned so far in my short life.  Travel is an amazing part of my life that I could only wish would be a part of many others.  It has shaped me into the person I am today and quite honestly, I couldn’t imagine living my life in any other way than the way I’m living it Right Now.

A life full of adventure is not for everyone but damnit, I’ve found out that it is surely the right fit for me.  From what I’ve learned that’s just a part of life.  People need to be more inclined to follow their own paths, create their own destinies and to fully get what they can out of it because, in the end it’s about what you can say you’ve done, learned and learned to love…not about how big your house is or how nice your car may be.

If there was anything I could tell you while I have your attention…the one message that I would share to the rest of the world it would be this:  

“That I wish people would just do what makes them happy.  It can be difficult…trust me I know this.  But if everyone in this world would just put their full heart into what they would like to do with their lives…if they could wake up every morning looking forward to another day at work or with their families.  

If they could smile more often and not be afraid to cry.  Even if they could just hug their neighbors whom they’ve known their whole lives, then this place we call home could be much better than it already is.”

Alas, I’m rambling on but it must start somewhere.  I figured that the best way for me to inspire others to live their lives was for me to just live mine and share it with the world.  Who knows, this little ole’ blog entry may be read by 1-2 people or it may be read by millions but at least I’ve gotten my message out there for the world to see.

And that pretty much sums up the fact that Yes, I am running away.  I’m running away towards a better life of happiness, a life of exploration and adventure.  I’m running away towards Travel!

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