Life is crazy. I mean, like really crazy. This past weekend, Josiah and I had a friend from Chicago visiting and amidst the many conversations that we had I just couldn't help but continue to think that. A lot of our conversations revolved around plans to drop everything and travel -- Europe, the West Coast, NYC -- essentially everywhere.
What made me think that life was so crazy is that we have so many options in the way that we execute our lives. We choose whether we want to spend them in a 9-5 Monday though Friday working toward the goal of having a huge house with a white picket fence or if we want to forget it all and just see what life outside of corporate America has to offer.
The idea of dropping everything is both possible and admirable and stupid and impossible. Pretty much equally. The type A part of me has struggled so much with this idea since I graduate from nursing school last year and decided to ignore the obligations to pursue a career in that field and instead to chase a career in a highly-competitive industry. (Longest run-on sentence ever.) I long to have the security of knowing that if we save X amount of dollars each year we can buy a house and lie happily ever after, but the type B in me can't stand the thought of confining my life to the expected and predictable. It might be a forever struggle, but I think I am gradually accepting that. We aren't necessarily dropping everything (at this point), but we are continuing to go against the grain a bit and refuse to settle into mediocrity. If fancy vacations aren't in the foreseeable future, but I have the ability to pursue a career that allows me to be my own boss and to consistently chase creativity, I think I can manage. And if a house isn't in the cards for a while, it is completely okay, because I love the idea of embracing as much craziness as I can from this life.
Here are your Monday links:
1. Life goal = have an office that is this amazing. I can't decide which I love more, the pink sofa or the fact that there is a pool on the roof.
2. Adding all of these to the bucket list.
3. That floor.
4. I want an excuse to wear this dress.