A Little Lost 30-Something

woman smiling surrounded by greenery with a view of Porto, Portugal in the background

I might be a lot like you.

A little overwhelmed, a little lost, 30-something looking to escape the daily grind, wondering if I’m taking good enough care of my mental health, and pushing myself to create a more fulfilling life…all while being intensely worried about the state of the world.

Before I started this blog, it took me longer than I expected to pinpoint exactly what makes me feel accomplished and what my “dream life” would even look like.

Have you ever felt like that…?

So wrapped up in the day-to-day that years have gone by and you can barely remember what you used to do before your days were consumed by work, errands, the new Netflix show, and reaching the next rung on the capitalist ladder?

After months of soul searching, I realized that the most fulfilled I’ve felt in the last decade was during moments when I was discovering new places and spending time in nature. When I wasn’t able to travel for over a year during the pandemic, it forced me to reevaluate what was most important to me, and what I wanted the rest of my life to look like.

I spent my entire 20’s working at a financial call center and telling myself that I should be thankful for my great insurance, my annual 3-5% raise, three weeks vacation, and predictable hours. I also told myself every year, when my anniversary with the company rolled around, that it would be my last. In early 2022, shortly after reaching ten years, and saving enough money to get me through a year of unemployment, I followed through.

Now that I’ve extricated myself from the 9-5, I’m looking forward to the challenge that casting away my safety net will bring as I pursue that dream life – traveling more, learning from and contributing to the places I visit, and sharing with you how to do the same.

I can’t wait to meet you.

-The Virgo Voyager-

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