Moving On.

Like many during this “unprecedented time” *cue eye roll* I’ve been dreaming of moving on and moving forward. 

In April, I was still hoping to see New York City in the Fall to call it home. 

In June, I was coming to terms with having to move back to the town I grew up in. 

And now, as October begins, my friends and I are setting our sights on the country music capital of the world: Nashville, Tennessee. Random, I know.

But oh, what a world. 

The last six months have taught me that planning for the future needs to include some contingencies. And even though I am one type-A son-of-a-bitch, I’m learning to go with the flow. 

Even as the world feels exhausting and scary and I often wonder when the meteor is coming to take us out like the dinosaurs, I’m looking to the future. 

My mom and I have been watching A LOT of House Hunters: International during our pandemic down-time and it has ignited that itch to explore once again. Seeing episodes that range from places I’ve been (Dubai, Singapore, and Dublin) to places I’ve been longing to visit (Florence, Zurich, and Tokyo) has given me something new to look forward to. 

The dreaded “Five Year Plan”. 

Disclaimer: I HATE when people ask the question: “where do you see yourself in five years?” What are you supposed to say?! Imagine what an answer to that question in 2015 was like. I bet it didn’t include “global pandemic.”

Even though having a plan usually doesn’t mean it actually happens, it can be useful in order to set some goals. And find some good things to look forward to and strive for.  

Over the last 17 years, my goals have been pretty predictable. Graduate from high school. Go to college. Graduate from college. Get a job. Move somewhere.

And like many, these goals didn’t all come to fruition in 2020. For example: I’m moving BEFORE the job. Crazy right? 

But back to the plan. After reminiscing on my time traveling the world and my continuous House Hunters marathons, I have decided to speak out into the world my new plan: I will live and work abroad before I turn 30. Seems reasonable enough?

I’ve always been a very independent person so the thought of moving to a new country, completely on my own, has never bothered me. I would do it tomorrow if I could. 

But it’s not as easy as moving to another state. To start, there’s a lot more paperwork involved. And there should be a little bit of security, like employment, in order to ensure I don’t end up on the street.

I want to be able to have the years of my twenties that I’ve always dreamed of. And by golly, I’m going to do it!

So if you know of any international job openings, I’m literally open to anything, please let me know! I’m ready to spread my little wings and fly around the world.

Maybe you’ll catch me on a future episode of House Hunters: International…

Oh! A playlist? I thought you’d never ask.

Because it is October 1st and I’m dreaming about being transported to other places, I have found my new favorite Cozy Cold Weather Playlist. Yes, it is Harry Potter themed. My brand really is that strong. Enjoy!

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