Worlds apart.


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…

3 thoughts on “Worlds apart.

  • May 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    If we didn’t have the nine-to-fivers (of whom I was one for 30 years), much of what is available to us wouldn’t be around. What they do can be very valuable to us. But it is sad when one’s work is nothing more than a paycheck. One should be able to see the value in what one does, whether it’s helping to make clothes or cars in a factory, helping to keep people’s banks functioning, putting groceries on shelves so people can come in and buy them. There should be satisfaction in a job well done.

    But not everybody is suited to that kind of life. There have always been people who have to keep moving. There have always been people who have to set their own hours. There is nothing wrong with being your true self. Congratulations on making the effort to live a good life.

  • May 18, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Sometimes it isn’t that easy. I don’t WANT to work ten hours a day, five days a week, 52 weeks a year.
    It’s just the way it is.

    4 week holidays a year? I haven’t had a holiday in nearly 4 years and the little bit I do get is one or two days every couple of months – I don’t like it but I’ve gotten use to it.

    Sometimes the “judgement” isn’t for not understanding your lifestyle but not knowing how the hell you have it. At least for me it’s more a fact of jealousy than judgement.

    That’s why I read your blog. To live vicariously through you.

  • June 19, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Shannon, I totally get it. I’m even a bit envious:) I like seeing you have fun with life. I think traveling to so many places is awesome.


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