Moving to Germany wasn’t a difficult decision. I think it was probably one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made. For an incredibly indecisive person, when you come across something that makes complete sense and doesn’t make you second-guess yourself at all, you go with it. It’s as simple as that.
I’ve always loved to travel. In fact, my first flight was at 2 months old and I couldn’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve traveled since then. It’s just something I’ve always done and it’s seeped deep into who I am. While I never traveled out of the country much, nothing made me happier than exploring a new town or city. The size of the place didn’t matter- as long as there was something interesting to absorb and add to my life.
As soon as I had gotten a bit settled here, I realized that there was no way I could just move back to the states after my au pair year ended and feel satisfied. I’m still working on my plan to either stay in Germany (and no, it doesn’t include marrying some German man) or move to yet another country. Eventually, I’d love to spend a few years at minimum just traveling the world. I’ve been so inspired by blogs like Never Ending Voyage and other digital nomads that my life dream continues to grow and evolve into something that provides me the ability to eventually live nomadically. I don’t want to limit my travels to one area- I’d love to travel all over Asia, Africa, and South America as well as take on the rest of Europe. As of right now, I really don’t see myself staying in the states for any extended period of time unless something were to drastically change.
I know many people are going to think I’m going through some quarter-life crisis, and maybe I’ll look back in twenty years or so and wonder what in the world I was thinking, but I have a feeling I’ll really look back and say “look at all these things I accomplished, saw, and experienced” and be proud I had the guts to abandon that traditional way of living that almost everyone I know has embraced. I want to be living a life that is constantly brimming with new challenges and stories. While I haven’t been the best blogger as of late, I do hope that this will turn into a place that I can share those stories.
I’ve caught the travel bug, and there’s no way I’ll be looking for a cure.
Victory Column in Berlin
listening to: the neighbourhood