Please read. No catchy intro, just sincere words from a little college chick that I hope you can all read because I don't want the American dream. I wan't something better and you should too.
As a college student in the United States, I couldn't feel any more pressured to follow the basic procedures for attaining the American "dream". After graduating high school a couple years ago, I was expected to move onto some prestigious college my parents can hardly afford, stick my nose in the books to get get a 4.0, graduate with a hopefully useful degree that will land me a 9 to 5 job that will put the food on the table for me and my future family and a snazzy sports car in the driveway...
All our lives, we are taught to fit into society, and to adhere to a plan of education and work to achieve our dreams. But somewhere in the mix, I think we have lost sight of what dreams are. What if our dreams aren't million dollar salaries? What if our dreams aren't Ferrari's and lakehouses?
Most of all, what if we want something better?
Then get it!
I've wondered what it would be like to travel the world trying all the strange foods of little cities I can't even pronounce, to float in the Dead Sea, break a world record, high-five the inventor of cheese-wiz, or build an igloo. The list goes on, and trust me... it gets weirder and wackier. But all of these ideas have me wondering how I could enjoy the cookie-cutter lifestyle that society has tried to lasso me into.
The simple truth... I'm not meant to fit in and neither are you. I don't need a 9 to 5 job unless it's doing what I'm truly passionate about; all I need is the time, faith, and support from amazing people to get me where I need to be. I'm not sure where I'm headed or how I will get there, but that's what makes life so exciting. The possibilities are endless.
Live life the way you want to. Not the way you're told to. I promise you'll enjoy it.
PS: anyone who has any awesome adventure ideas, or strategies for reaching these goals feel free to share.