My biggest goal in life is to live it unconventionally.
There, I said it.
I am not an office dweller, regardless of how cushy my job is, or how many weeks of vacation I get, at some point, I start feeling trapped, bored and generally lackadaisical.
My job now, by far, is my best overall experience working yet. Granted I make a ton less money now, but I find myself more comfortable financially, and happier than I ever was working in corporate finance. It also doesn’t hurt that I do technically get more than two weeks vacation, but don’t let that slip out to the public, it would ruin my street cred.
And still, I am not an office dweller. This blog has given me an outlet of sorts into someday being able to live the life I want to, not 9-5, in a cube, grinding it out. Now, I have no problem with work, I just want it to be the work that I want to do, not that someone else is telling me to finish.
I spend a lot of time with a romanticized idea of how wonderful it would be to live in the South Island of New Zealand, or by the coast in Vancouver, or on Saud Beach or in the grasslands of Botswana. Maybe I just have incurable wanderlust or, maybe I just need one big long trip, to get it out of my system, and then I’d be ready for the husband, house, 2 kids and a dog life.
All I know is, I can’t get travel off my brain.
So right now, I’m kind of stuck in this sort of no man’s land for the next year or so. Continue on the path I am going at work, where I have a lot of growth potential for a pretty good position, same perks, pretty low stress, good benefits and vacation, a bigger office, etc. Or, I see where the blog and some of my other side projects take me, and re-evaluate this time next year to figure it out. Regardless, I will of course, use all the vacation time I possibly can. I wonder if I can fit in trips to Vancouver, New Zealand, the Philippines or Botswana all in before then.
What about you guys, any yearn to be your own boss, checking email from a hammock, or are you down with the structure and routine a 9-5er brings? Where would you go to live your unconventional lifestyle?