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(Last Updated On: August 26, 2017)

Today is one of those days where the little things that have been building up all come crashing down. Like a bad Jenga move. Then you are forced to look at all the pieces and how they do or do not fit together. Excuse all my midlife-crisis-angst.  I just woke up two days ago with fresh fear of getting my priorities right and making the most of my life. It is so easy to get sucked into our daily routines. Unfortunately, it seems to take a death or something drastic connected to you to really jar your mind and shake things up to the point of reassessing your values and motivation.

My dilemma is honestly like a “Would you Rather” question. Here it is. So, I pack up all my belongings in Michigan a year ago, right? Because…well I don’t really know, but my soul knew I needed to. I end up in Seattle, which is the coolest city in the USA – hand on the Bible. However, the cost to live in a cool place is much higher than the average cost. This leaves you without extra money to spend on travel. On the flip side, there are so many mind-blowing places to visit within hours away that you don’t need extra money to travel.

Touristy day when I first arrived in Seattle

Maybe this is pent up resentment of not using my passport yet. My only out-of-the-country experiences have been in Canada. Doesn’t really count. I want to travel to learn and grow. Although, I would truly be happy just jumping around the USA. So, maybe my crisis is coming to terms with the fact that I have a hard time settling in one area. I’ve already ripped that Band-Aid off when I left Michigan, and it keeps getting less sticky wherever I land.

Would you rather: Live somewhere rad with a lot to experience, but have very little extra money?


Live somewhere lukewarm on the excitement scale, but have more money to travel to other places? 

Post your opinion, please!!

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  1. Paul Miller on August 26, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I love the introspect in this post!
    Someone once said:

    “Listen to your heart,
    it harbors sacred things.
    Give from your heart;
    abundance it brings.
    Pray through your heart;
    guidance in need.
    Follow your heart,
    it knows how to lead.”

    Paul Mark Sutherland.

    P.S. If you move…move East! Love, Dad

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