When I first started writing this blog I imagined it would be stories about my experience being in Morocco rather than reflection on life and decisions we make. But I’ve never been one to follow directions. Nope. I get lost all the time. And in life, I don’t like to follow the typical life path we are supposed to choose.
When I was 19 and hanging out in Europe for a year, I visited two Picasso museums. Brilliant! Picasso was quoted for saying, “If you know exactly what you are going to do, what is the point of doing it?” Well I couldn’t agree more. Sure I have goals that I aspire to achieve, and several personal goals that I’ve already achieved, but I don’t have a direct path to get to them.
Like the opportunity to celebrate key milestones in our lives with family or friends but choose not to because we are focused on a promotion at work. So focused on planning our dream wedding that we forget about the marriage that must come after? Or set out each day with a goal in mind but missing the daily life passing by around us? Children laughing and playing has to be one of the greatest sounds, yet slip in the iPod and this sound is drowned out.
What I find interesting though is that I am starting to meet other professionals in similar situations. Young adults who’ve worked in the career they love, but are looking for something else. Not motivated by money or prestigious titles, but rather curious about what else is out there.
Anyway, stay tuned for the some elements I initially planned when I started my blog.