Thanks for input! One thing that has really helped is that I’ve reached the point where I’m more scared of not going. I’m so tired of just living day to day in the same city and apartment. I’ve felt more alone than ever because I’m surrounded by people who have bought into the status quo, are materialistic, aren’t doing anything with their lives, or get caught up in petty drama or arguments over the stupidest things.
After college, a lot of my friends have essentially “disappeared.” Some have moved away, others got jobs that consume their life, or are now too busy with their significant other.
I’m just hoping that I can meet more people who believe in the same life values, who want to explore, live life in the moment, and are working on building their own business and wealth. I never felt like I belonged anywhere while growing up, and for the first time (well 3 years ago) I finally felt like I found a lifestyle that fits my personality and life goals. That other people have the same thinking and that for once…I wasn’t alone.
So, maybe it’s not the fear of leaving I’m feeling, but the fear of not following through or failing to sustain the lifestyle that I want. How sad it makes me feel when older people tell me their regrets of not following through with their dreams, how they lost sight of what was important, or how they were led to the belief that traveling is “only for the rich.” How they lived their whole life chained to the system because that’s what they were told to do and couldn’t break out.
But I have my plane ticket and leave in the fall, so I’m ready to do whatever it takes to make this possible and I’m excited for the next chapter of my life.