I can’t give you any direction in this post. I can’t tell you how to spend the best 48 hours in NYC, though surely I have ideas. As much as I want to tell you about the wonders of the world in every single post, the journey isn’t always picturesque or dreamy. Sometimes the journey is exhilerating and wild and free. Sometimes the journey is hazy, a blur of weeks, a daze. It’s uncertainty.
My first year our of college I felt like a fish out of water. I was in a new town (a small town at that), I was new at my job and I didn’t know but one person in the area (my roommate at the time). Everyone I worked with was older and more established (aka not searching for coins to buy tacos in their couch cushions) and I was having a really hard time making friends. Seriously, I found myself searching the internet for ways to make friends after college. When you leave school suddenly you aren’t forced to be social with people your age. After a year of not making much of an effort, I decided to make some changes. Here are my top five ways to make friends after college.
The first thing I think about when I think of a travel blog is someone who has quit their full time job, hopped on a plane, never to return again. That’s their travel philosophy. They visit 10 countries a year and wake up by the sea every morning. Long gone are the days of a 9-5 office job. The longest commute they have is how long it takes them to walk to the nearest coffee shop. They are, quite literally, living the dream. Most of these blogs promise to teach you how to quit your 9-5 and travel the world just like them. And sometimes, this works! If you have the courage, ability and the freedom, you can book a one way flight and have the world at your fingertips.
The problem is that I don’t think everyone has the courage, ability or the freedom to make this happen. But I don’t think that should stop you from seeing the world. You just have to do it a little differently. That’s where my travel philosophy comes in.