Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I'm really just dying for an adventure

A lot of my life story can be told through missed opportunities, and most of these opportunities have been missed because of boys. Stupid boys.

I didn't take the full scholarship to a small, East Coast women's college because I wanted to be closer to a boyfriend I would later dump. I didn't take the Washington, D.C., internship because my then-long-term boyfriend said that he loved me and didn't want to be that far away from me. I didn't get the job in Peru because I missed the decision period, meaning that I waited to long to accept. I was too scared to follow-up on a job teaching English in Japan because, well, the only country I've ever been to beside Texas is Mexico, and no offense, but Mexico is no Japan. (I realize this last missed opportunity has nothing to do with boys, but hey, I'll blame it on boys anyway if I want!)

Right now, though, I crave adventure. Crazy food, backpacking, travel, music and being out of my element. Morroco, anyone?

5 comments:

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

Let's go.

Jo said...

Maybe India, too? Man, I'd love to go to India and just go from ashram to ashram, doing yoga and hiking and really living.

Olivia said...

Sounds like you need to get some wanderlust out of your system!

"East coast women's college" - that wouldn't be Brown by any chance would it? In any case, I turned them down too - wasn't ready to leave home yet. That's the only one I regret not accepting though.

Jo said...

It was Brown. Funny though, that my Chem 1 prof at A&M did her undergrad there, and when I told her I was accepted at Brown but didn't go she looked at me all betrayed like and asked, "But... Why?"

Olivia said...

Hehe! Wow. Silly us...