What do you need to leave behind?
WhenI was in college, I figured my life would come together around graduation. I'd meeta guy; we'd plan a beautiful wedding and buy a nice house-not necessarily with apicket fence, but with whatever kind of fence we wanted. I might work, or I mightnot, but whatever we decided, I would be happy.
When I got out of collegeand my life didn't look like that, I floundered around, trying to figure out howto get the life I had always dreamed of. I went down so many different paths forit. Career. Travel. Friends. Relationships. But none of them were as satisfyingas I hoped they would be.
Like many twenty-somethings, I tried desperatelyto discover the life of my dreams after college, but instead of finding it, I justkept"accumulating baggage." I had school loans, car payments, electronics I couldn't afford, a house full of mismatched furniture I didn't lovebut that had become my own, hurt from broken relationships, and unmet expectationsfor what life was "e;supposed to be"e; like.
Just when I had given up all hopeof finding the "e;life I'd always dreamed about,"e; I decided to take a trip to allfifty states...because when you go on a trip, you can't take your baggage. WhatI found was that "e;packing light"e; wasn't as easy as I thought it was.
"Thisis the story of that trip and learning to live life with less baggage.""