There are people out there who just don’t get me. They don’t get why I do what I do, share what I share and give what I give. We are worlds apart and the standards by which they judge their world don’t work for me because I have no desire to be measured by them.
There is no doubt that I have never lived a conventional life. I have tried to live by the rules, keep it in my pants, work 5 days a week nine till five. I have tried to be a part of the status quo and It just never works. My sense of Wanderlust is too strong. My desire to explore myself is as strong as my desire to travel the world.
It’s taken a while to come around to it. I knew for a long time that I wasn’t happy but it wasn’t until I really began to search myself and ask myself some really tough questions that I began to see that what I really wanted out of life was to be able to live on my own terms. It hasn’t been easy. Fitting in to the system is easy because it’s designed for mass consumption but life shouldn’t be consumed from a conveyor belt, it should be discovered, created and hand made.
So when people don’t understand why I am what I am and why I live the way I do, I look back at them and feel exactly the same way. I don’t get the nine till five grind, I don’t get how anybody could want to do the same thing day after day after day. I don’t understand 4 weeks holidays a year, KPI’s and living for the weekends. I don’t get sacrificing the sunshine for a cubicle and fluorescent lighting, building a life around buying things or working 3 days a week to pay for my Car.
Finally I don’t get not making a change for the better.
I don’t get it…