Since I graduated from University I have been living off and on in Dallas, Texas and New Orleans. The purpose of these locations are solely based on the fact that I can live rent free. However, since I grew up in Dallas and lived in New Orleans for 5 years, I have a strong home base of family and friends in both cities that I am very grateful to have the time to revisit.
How this works…
I get 2 or 3 jobs in the service industry because it is fast and easy money. In Dallas I have worked here….
The Libertine Bar
My goal is quite simple; have fun, make money.
Am I saving for school, debt, a house, to move, or something obvious?
I am saving almost every single penny I earn to take the Trans-Siberian Railway from Russia to Mongolia.
The longer I continue these fun but sometimes tedious jobs I realize that I am not only saving for the Trans-Siberian but for an indefinite adventure.
Hmm…what about the future? What will you have to come back to? What do you want to do?
Yes. These questions can sometimes be intimidating but that is what I am here to tell you, and remind myself, of the little importance of knowing the answers to those questions.
I am riding the wave into oblivion. Giving myself the opportunity to think and act in the present. Working only for the foreseeable future and taking the risk of finding an unknown adventure. Living life and following in the footsteps of one my most influential archetypes, Zorba the Greek.
As Zorba says,
“This is true happiness: to have no ambition and to work like a horse as if you had every ambition. To live far from men, not to need them and yet to love them. To have the stars above, the land to your left and the sea to your right and to realize all of a sudden that in your heart, life has accomplished its final miracle: it has become a fairy tale.”
-Nikos Kazantzakis (Zorba the Greek)