Usually, when people talk about a good life, they consider having a car, a house, and family to go with it. After witnessing such trends growing up, there is this immense pressure on millennials to get good grades, get admission into a high-standard college, and then look for a job to buy a house and car – all before the age of 30!
Since times have changed and many people have thrown out these unrealistic expectations of what life should be like, a vast majority of people have started dreaming of a different lifestyle, a simpler lifestyle that carters to one’s well-being and happiness, rather than materialistic things. Amid technological advancement, many people have redirected themselves in order to pursue a life that would be focused on traveling, enjoying the little moments, and themselves.
Let’s look at the lives of some people who have decided to drop the traditional idea of living to pursue their own aspirations.
From Law School to Traveling the World
Todd Plummer is a 27-year-old who is breaking the societal norms when it comes to living his life. He was like just any other millennial, attending the St. John University School of Law. After graduation, he realized the immense feeling of exhaustion he got from his routine, requiring him to stay late for work and be up early to attend classes. Plummer woke up one day, realizing that was not what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
He went on to pack his bags and began traveling. He continued his journey for 6 months, including visiting places such as Bali, Norway, Germany, and Italy, and plans to continue this lifestyle.
Bye Bye NYC
Another experience is shared by a digital nomad, Michelle Poler, who talks about kicking off her career as an inspirational speaker who travels the world giving talks and inspires people to break out of their shells and live life fearlessly. Before she hit the road, Michelle and her husband Adam were working boring 9 to 5 jobs while living in an apartment in NYC. Soon enough, they decided to pursue a different lifestyle, so they quit their jobs.
Life should not be dictated by how much money you can make or how big your house is. Life should be about the happy moments you lived.