The end of another chapter: Revelstoke
As I begin to wind down and finish off yet another chapter of my life, I am feeling a little anxious to begin the next one and I am not sure why… I think it is always difficult to start a new chapter especially when you have no idea what it will be about at all.
In less than a week, I will be leaving my current experience, and venturing out into the unknown yet again for a brand new adventure. At this point in time, I don’t know where I am even going yet and this is scaring me… I am feeling fear of the unknown now, and I realize that I will have a lot of that in my life due to the fact that I want to spend at least a full year travelling all over the world, and that in itself will be a big challenge.
I get very settled in my comfort zone quite often, and then I get swept away by my daily routine which usually makes me stay in certain life chapters for far too long, usually making me regret staying in them as long as I did later on down the road. But at the time I feel safe and secure, two basic human needs, so I stay in that for who knows how long.
I find myself getting bored a lot quicker than normal now, and I find myself wanting new adventures every couple of months vs every year or two like I did in the past. I am growing to love the spontaneous adventure lifestyle and I find a lot of people look at me like I have two heads sometimes.
Like when I decided to quit my job about a week ago with nothing else lined up for me, and as well I knew I would have to find a new place to live because I have been staying in staff accommodation for the past month and a half, and I cant continue staying there if I am not working for them.
But, I don’t worry about this type of stuff like some people do, I don’t have very many belongings, so packing up and leaving isn’t a huge deal for me. I simply got bored, saw everything I wanted to see and decided that I wanted to change my experience yet again and go somewhere new. Plus it really didn’t help that I loathed the job more than any job I’ve ever had in the past. I will certainly be writing about that at some point, the experience is still too fresh right now, and I need time to reflect on it before I share that story.
It certainly isn’t a normal way to live, I basically find it super exciting personally, so I try to change my life every 2-3 months. If I find myself getting too comfortable, but don’t necessarily want to move, I will take up a new class or learn a new skill, something that will shake up my life a little bit so I can be entertained again. Who knows, maybe this is a bad thing, but I don’t feel like I am unfulfilled in any way shape or form, I actually love my life and think that it is a wild and crazy ride, but I just hate to even think about “settling” for just an average life, I want to experience all that this beautiful planet has to offer. I want to experience all the emotions and feelings a person can feel, and just live the most wonderful life.
As I begin to start saying my goodbyes to all the amazing people I have met during my time here in Revelstoke, I feel extremely grateful that I was able to have this experience, I am sad it is over, but happy that I have some new incredible memories to take away with me, which is what I find is the best gift. I am truly blessed and proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone yet again, and throwing myself head first into a crazy new life experience.
Not knowing a single person when I arrived here in Revelstoke, I have done pretty well considering I’ve only been here for less than two months. I have had some incredible adventures and made some awesome friends. I have actually been able to cross quite a few things off my Summer 2017 Bucket List which makes me happy.
I dunno where I will be this time next week, and that is both exciting and terrifying. I know that everything will turn out and it will all be good, but I cant help but feel slightly nervous about the lifestyle I have chosen to live, constantly moving somewhere new and having to find new work every few months, but I honestly wouldn’t change this life for anything! I have grown so much in such a short period of time, and learned many life lessons, and there are many more to come!
Right now though, I have to go start packing my things once again as I gear up for the next adventure. My plan for the next two weeks is to go on a road trip all throughout B.C and basically explore until I run out of money at which point I will most likely head home for a couple months and figure out what I want to do next!