LIFE UPDATE : Corporate America is not for everyone

I know I haven’t been writing much about my trips lately, and have been writing a bit more about my life.

That is:

A. because I have been working on videos for my YouTube channel and

B. BECAUSE IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD.

No, really, I write everything down. Something about putting it on paper (or in this case a screen) makes me feel like I’m clearing my mind. It helps to organize my thoughts. I’ve been writing “blog posts” for years before I created this space. Seriously – who remembers Xanga? (please let me know in the comments lol) I am choosing to share more of my personal life updates with you guys, since I decided to share my travel stories.

We’re all just humans. Learning. Making mistakes. If I inspire one person. I’ll have done my part.

NOW FOR MY LIFE UPDATE

First : a little background info

The day after I got my license, I drove 3 hours to the beach. Since then, I’ve been on the road as much as possible. Thankfully, I grew up almost literally halfway between the beach and the mountains of North Carolina, so I was able to see a lot of both.

I made mostly A’s growing up, as well as being involved in sports (believe it or not, I even cheered in college).

Speaking of college – yes, I went. I actually did most of what I was told, or at least what was expected.

However, 3 weeks away from college grad I was kicked out and banned from the University.

(that’s a story for another day)

I ended up eventually finalizing my degree in Information Technology. I also scored a great job for a wonderful company with an awesome boss and co-workers! (& no one is making me say this. I honestly enjoyed it!)

It just wasn’t for me.

I found myself trying to convince myself how blessed I was to have that opportunity to work my way up the corporate ladder – rather than actually feeling that way. I found myself gazing outside and longing to feel the sunlight, rather than staring into 3 computer screens. I found myself searching and planning my next vacation in my free time. More importantly, I found myself traveling every weekend.

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For nearly a year, I have traveled to a new location almost every single weekend. For nearly a year, I sat in that office Monday – Friday, counting down the days until the weekend. For nearly a year, I have thought and (somewhat) planned for this moment that is happening right now.

I’m taking a leap of faith. I’m trusting my instincts. I’m doing what a lot of people (including my mother) think is bat shit crazy.

I am converting an SUV into a “camper van” and hitting the road!

Stay tuned for updates on my conversion. Send all tips my way.

♥ Haley Jane

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