As an adult I’ve always been independent and been able to take care of myself but for some reason seek some type of approval on major decisions I’m going to take. This time it’s different, I’m not seeking anyone’s approval or permission. I have made up my mind; I know hundreds of people have done it and are doing it right now so it is possible.
I’ve made the decision and if everything goes as planned a year from now I’ll leave everything behind and backpack the world (well some of it). I’m going to save the money that needs to be saved. I’m going to make the plans that need to be planned. I’m going to do what needs to be done to make this possible. I know I can do it and know life is too short to not be happy but for some reason the thought that keeps crawling into my head is am I selfish for wanting to see the world?
I’ve put a lot of thought into it and in reality aside from family and friends if I left I wouldn’t be leaving much behind. I’m single have no children and live with my sister so I don’t have a mortgage either. Yes of course I have a car, some furniture and other belongings but those won’t be going anywhere while I’m gone. Oh and of course I almost forgot the most important one (the one everyone asks) what about my job. Well I have a short answer for that, I won’t be heart broken when I leave it. I could deal with that when I get back. It’s like I know I am not being selfish for wanting to do what I know will make me happy but a part of me still thinks you’re just going to leave them behind to see the world wow how selfish.