One of my good friends from high school and all-around nice guy, Massoud, is currently on his own unique adventure that has spanned several months already. He began by leaving his job in late December to visit family in the Philippines and backpack around Asia. His goal after completing that was to make his way to Australia where he would live and work through the end of summer. He’s been documenting the entire journey on his awesome blog, Wanderlust.
Since we’ve started this site I’ve been eager to share Massoud’s story and blog because the ideals of his trip so closely resemble the reasons that Amanda and I wanted to do what we’re doing. Yesterday, I got the excuse I was looking for when he wrote this truly excellent post about why he needed to take his trip. I don’t want to steal his thunder so I’m going to avoid rehashing what he wrote; to get the skinny you need to head over there. If you’ve ever thought about travel abroad but haven’t done it, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
I know that the entire last year I was in my engineering career I was troubled by the feeling that there had to be something more to life than slaving away for 40 hours a week for a company that I could care less about. If you share that feeling know that it’s not odd to feel that way but it’s wrong to ignore it. I encourage everyone to find what will make you fulfilled in life, even if it is uncomfortable to start. There are many, many people out there who are choosing a different path. Massoud is one of those people.