One of the Most Disappointing Things
I am a dreamer. I’m from an urban “not so pretty” part of Florida called Sanford. Infact when people ask where I live I just say Orlando because not only am I close enough to it but it’s just betterthan where I reside.
I am also a lover of traveling and experiencing different cultures. I spent two very seemingly-long but not long enough months in Kenya, Africa last summer. I gained alot of perspective and it’s changed me. I took an appreciation to the time I spend with people and that includes putting your phone down when you’re out at lunch. I see the world and America in a vastly different way. Feelings of loneliness even creep up on me time to time. Who can I talk to about this that feels the same way? Why do Westerners have such a hard time wrapping their heads around the idea that we don’t need more more more and etc.
One thing that’s really disappointing is the look I get from people when I share my dreams and desires. Their first reaction is the look of “Um..Right..”. Excuse me? If anything, I feel bad for those people who think following their optimistic out of the box idea is irrational!
Friends, your life can be long or short so why not make the most of it? Of course the main audience I’m talking to here are adults my age. I understand when you’re married with children it can be difficult time and finance wise to juggle. But I think what we need to realize is that if we simplify and get rid of the things and large spaced houses we don’t need it makes room for alot more spendings we can use to go towards our dream foundation.
What I’ve learned in these last two years is that there’s no such thing as “can’t do”, There’s alot of opportunities out there but sometimes you have to make your own. Make the most with what you have.