Saturday, July 9, 2011

settling vs settling down

I'm 27 years old and I don't have an address. Everything I own fits in my car and what doesn't will be on the path to the Salvation Army next week.  I met someone recently, that couldn't get over how "freeing" my situation seemed (mind you he is in the Army and almost all of his decisions are made for him)  I couldn't agree more with him, but why do I feel like I'm that gypsie friend that simply doesn't have her act together? I know that there are a lot of adventures to be had by settling down.  It's not the down aspect that makes me nervous, it's the s e t t l i n g .

Many of my friends are in committed relationships, engaged, married, homeowners, and looking to start their families.  I'm not envious of their relationships or where they are in their lives, but rather how they knew that they were making the right decisions.  I've watched too many romantic comedies where everyone just seems to know and it seems to have disabled my ability to connect with reality.  Maybe I will just know when it is the right thing.

I'm taking the next few months to explore myself (as cheesy as it sounds) and some more of the world.  I have some plans in motion, but  I am very well known for changing my mind, so all I can confirm at this point is that I am visiting my sister and brother-in-law in London next week and then officially moving out of DC.


  1. I'm kind of jealous of your ability to just move. I love my boyfriend and my job and I like living near my family but I just think there is so much more to explore that I'm missing out on! I can't wait to read about your travels!

  2. :) I think once I find a place that I really enjoy living in, I wont have the same wanderlust that I have now!