Career vs. Travel vs. Going Insane

I’ll be honest here, I’ve been suffocated by work and life. It has taken over my time and energy. How do you escape and get away when work consumes you? Summer is quickly approaching, and all I can do is stare out of my office window at the sun, wishing I was able to get freckle-faced and a little too sunburned for my own good.

How can you be passionate about two totally different things? Working hard to form a career and daydreaming about the oceans and mountains don’t really go hand in hand. It’s like my mind is at a war with itself- wanting to prove myself at work and wanting to run away to sail the Caribbean for six months.

Career vs. Travel –> how do you balance both? Is this passion supposed to be sufficed with weekend getaways? I don’t think it possibly can. My daydreaming about hiking the Appalachian Trail for 7 months won’t be relieved by traveling somewhere for two days at a time. Am I being melodramatic? Maybe…but I can’t escape this urge to pack a backpack and go explore this crazy world we live in…no matter how much I drown and distract myself in my career.

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

If you have figured out how to balance the two worlds, please let me know.

Seriously…let me know.

 

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