July 11, 2004

What's A Girl To Do?

I have the travel bug. He interrupted my pleasant happy slumber in New York City.

I don’t know how I caught him or why he decided to visit me mid summer for no apparent reason, but I caught him and I must say I am somewhat angry with him. The primary reason for my anger - I have no money. And with a lack of money comes a lack of traveling. But with this stupid, pestering, taunting bug in my life all I can think about is where I want to go and what I want to do that doesn’t involve where i am now.

Don’t get me wrong, life is fabulous, but i’m young enough to make impulsive stupid decisions like moving to another country for months on end. My downfall is that I have these ridiculous adult responsibilities like a job and bills to pay in one of the most expensive cities in the world. And for me to truly have the travel experience that I enjoy - an indefinite period of hanging out, working, and speaking a language other than english - i have to literally drop everything.

the worst part is having the indisputable independence of a 22 year old and the mindset of a 35 year old. What about my job? what about bills? what about money? all these questions are enough to dissuade me from picking up and moving to the south of france for six months.…and then that god damn bug keeps waking me up.

Posted by Adrienne at July 11, 2004 07:56 AM

i vote you move there so we can all visit you. i mean, you don't even have a dog anymore to tie you down.

Posted by: michele on July 11, 2004 09:49 AM

technically i don't have the baby at the moment...so it is feasible. and why else would i travel unless to support everyone else's traveling.

Posted by: Ady on July 11, 2004 11:39 AM