If money were no object. I think that sentence over almost every single day at the moment. Why does money have to be an object? Why do I have to do something I hate in order to have money to do the things I quite simply adore. Why can’t we be that kind of family that’ll pack everything up, survive on the most simplest of pleasures and travel the world learning languages, new experiences and learning the true and thorough meaning of what it is to live, and not to simply be alive. I’ve always been a soppy sentimental romantic. I love travel. I think of traveling every moment of every day. Whilst stuck at work I constantly dream of getting away from here. Paraphrasing a quote I heard a couple of months ago; The only thing harder than leaving, is staying.
I quite frankly feel a little like a fool. Because I say all of this, but I never act on it. I will carry on working a job I dislike. I will carry on living this ‘normal’ lifestyle whilst role-playing in my head, the life that I dream of having. I’m sure a lot of my readers may have heard of British philosopher Alan Watts, if not then I really, really recommend searching him up on youtube. His lectures are so inspiring and eye opening. Me and Andrew will sometimes sit there of an evening and watch hours worth of lectures on youtube and then come away with a completely different and fresh mind-set.
I need inspiration. We all need inspiration to thrive at what we do. I don’t have inspiration here. I need to be out searching the globe, meeting new people and making new stories to tell my children and their children. I want to take my children with me. I don’t want to bring up Daisy to believe that she absolutely has to live the same life that society throws us all into. I don’t want her to think she has to be miserable to make money, that she has to work a 9 – 5 job, that there isn’t more to life than a two day weekend and the occasional holiday. There is so much to see and I want to see it through her eyes. I want to travel to Bali and learn to pray. I want to travel to Italy again to really nourish in their food. I want to travel to New Zealand, to Thailand, to Iceland. I want to hire a car and road trip around America. I don’t want to stay put.
Does anyone else get this?!