I’m nearing thirty. I’m single and without children.
On both sides of my family, this is entirely unheard of. At the age of thirty, EVERY woman in my families are either married (or has been at one point), or had a child, or been in some sort of significant long term relationship.
I’ve realized that because of this difference, I can become known as one of two things:
A - The spinster daughter/grand-daughter/niece/sister/cousin
B - The ecclectic daughter/grand-daughter/niece/sister/cousin who travels independently.
I’d rather be the latter.
This trip to Ireland was amazing, it was truly the realization of a life long dream.
The only drawback is that it has made me realize exactly how much I want to travel the world. How I want to experience the various cultures and lifestyles.
I’ve always said that I want to travel, now that I’ve had a taste of it I want it exponentially more. A list of places I want to go is beginning to grow:
Those are just the places I can think of off the top of my head, and it doesn’t even begin to include the places I want to see here in North America. I have a strong desire to visit both Chicago and Seattle. I’ve never been to either.
So, in order to achive the reputation of being the ecclectic relative who takes off to various parts of the world I’m going to have to visit at least one of these international locations each year. I’d also like to take off for 3 day weekends to domestic locations as well.
Now, I just have to figure out how to finance all of these trips.
Or, see if Rick Steves is looking for an apprentice of sorts.