Nice Lewbowski reference Jeff, which got me to thinking. . .
What do you mean, walk the earth?
You know, like Caine in "KUNG FU."
Just walk from town to town, meet
people, get in adventures.
How long do you intend to walk the
Until God puts me where he want me
What if he never does?
If it takes forever, I'll wait
So you decided to be a bum?
I'll just be Jules, Vincent -- no
more, no less.
Sorry, I seem to only be speaking in movie quotes lately. . .
that Quote OWNS! Pulp is great
I hope these are helping our wayward poster about leaving his life!
a bit more ....ahh sensitive
"I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend."
Hey I'm a bit in a similar situation. I'm 26 and trying to settle down since almost 2 years... I'm working in a bank, and earning quite well. It makes me really depressed however, being in the same office every day with the same boring people. So after almost 2 years I decided to quit my job. Now I just have to work one month more and then I'm going to travel...not sure for how long yet. I regret that I didn't take this decision sooner. But I thought it was a good job because everybody told me it was and I should continue doing it to make a nice career.
It's strange but being in the same place for a long time really depresses me.
I find it scary also and I ask myself why I can't be happy like the other people having a similar life as mine.
But anyway, if you are unhappy with the life you have now you should change something, otherwise you will stay unhappy...and life is too short to be unhappy. There are so many things to do out there! Just go for it!
Such an interesting post...didn't realize how many people also felt this way. Similar situation for me, I have been settled in one city for 2 years and although I've taken 2 week vacations here and there, they just don't do it for me. It's tough when you're trying to have a "career" though. But I always have this nagging restlessness that makes me never really satisfied with being settled in one place. I'm not really sure the solution for it - the reality is I can't just pick up and travel forever, and at some point I am probably going to want to have some aspects of settling down - family, home, etc. I'm hoping eventually I'll come up with a creative way of being able to manage it all...
If the ideal things are around you are not satisfying (which they clearly aren't) you have to figure out if it's because a) as nice as they are, there is still some important thing u need to find fulfilment which u don't have yet, or b) you're the kind of person like the Tiger in Chinese Horosope philosophy who will ALWAYS, no matter how beautiful the thing he has in his possession, constantly keep one eye open in case something better comes along.
If it is a) maybe your lady can travel with you in this quest and she can be part of your discovery. Or, though she is so nice, there is something she simply can't offer coz she doesn't have it (then u feel guilty admitting this coz it surely isn't her fault).
If it is b) You really need to work on this part of your character!
And before you become outraged at my presumption, I am Year of the Tiger myself!
Be honest with your girlfriend. The job is less personal, less important.
Take care mate