“What ever happened to travelling the world?! To starting your own business?! To breaking all of the rules?!”
- Remove some pressure from my creative projects.
- Engage with actual, real live human beings (entrepreneurship can be lonely if you let it).
- Challenge myself to learn something new.
In fact, I think that the ultimate act of rebellion is to wear the mask of normality (aka a normal job) while secretly knowing (and I mean really knowing) that at any point you could stop doing it without having your world come crashing down.
Quitting your job and travelling the world is nice and all, but there are some downsides:
- You lack a sense of community.
- You constantly miss people.
- You often feel isolated.
- You begin to resent your home town for its lack of exotic-ness.
- You lack a comforting routine.
Of course, not every world traveller experiences all of these symptoms, and certainly not all at once. This post is not about travel-bashing (dear God, that would be way to depressing). Instead, this post is about finding freedom in what you have right now, no matter where you are or what you lack.
So, how are you going to rebel?
May I suggest: