As humans we realize that life is made of the decisions we make on a daily bases. It is a roll of the dice; something we decide today can turn out to be amazing or come back and haunt us later. I had been putting off writing this post because I feel that once its written it’s set in stone (I guess a cyber stone). Recently I have posted about two things I needed to make a decision on. One was about what I was going to do with my car “Tyler” and the other was about school and finding out I was not going to be graduating in December.
It was over a month ago that I told you about “Tyler”. When the thought to backpack around the world came to my mind one of the things I kept asking myself was what about “Tyler”. I honestly had no clue what I was going to do with him. In the previous post I posted several thoughts and well I have decided to go with thought #2.
- Thought #2: I will save the $18,000 I need for my trip & sell my car; put whatever I make from it (should be about $15,000) in my savings account. I would go on my RTW trip come back home in a year (or longer). When I get back I can then decide to rest a bit and use the money I have in my savings account from selling the car to continue backpacking.
I have actually thought a bit further into what I would do when I get back with that money. I would either a) continue backpacking but this time through Central & South America or b) get a working visa to Australia and live there a year. Anyway that’s far off so for now I’m just gonna keep the horrible news from Tyler. I don’t want him to go all crazy on me and start acting up. It’s going to be tough to sell him but in the end I know it will be the smart thing to do.
A few weeks ago I found out that I was not going to be graduating and receiving my Associates degree in December because the counselor forgot to tell me I needed two electives. I wrote about it and gave myself several thoughts (options) and I decided to go with thought #1.
- Thought #1: Part of me just wants to say fuck it drop my Biology class (it’s the only class I truly hate) and finish these other three classes (even I know it would be stupid to drop them all). I can then get a part time job now start saving more and go on about my plans. Then when I come back from my year or two backpacking trip decide what the hell I wanna do with my life. Hell I may never even come back.
It took me a while to finally decide that I just want to be happy and being in school and finishing it is not going to do that. So I ended up dropping my Biology class & am going to go ahead and finish the other three classes. School will always be there, so when I get back if I decide to finish up I will have at least gotten 3 class out of the way.
In the end these are decisions I am making now that I have no clue how they will affect me in the future. They were not easy to make but for now these will make me happy and help me get towards where I wanna be.