I've always been really good at running away. I hate staying in one place for too long. I get super bored with where I live or how I'm living, so I have the urge to change things, but instead of rearranging my living room I just up and move to an entirely new place. I get this from my mom because we moved every year to a new house. We never stayed in one place more than a year and I have no idea why, but because of this I tend to do the same thing with my own life.
I get bored fast with jobs and seeing the same people every day. So, I quit and change jobs too often. The longest job I've ever had was a year with a merchandising company. I stayed as long as I did because I was constantly servicing new stores so it wasn't entirely boring. I don't know what it is that causes this, but I don't like things to be consistent. I like change and I like it to happen often. I don't think I have ADD, because I'm capable of focusing on one thing at a time, but doing it on a regular basis for too long just bores me. I'm not comfortable with being bored so I quit without notice. Being happy is my goal and I can't stay happy doing the same thing over and over, every single day. Change is my happiness.
I know a lot of people work towards buying a house, settling down in their home town, raising a family and just enjoying the simple things in life. Not me, I think buying a house grounds you, and lets face it we all hated being grounded as a child. So, why do it to yourself as an adult? I didn't have any roots growing up. I never had one place I could call home. I wanna get out and see the world, live in different places and live with a different style in each place I move into.
Change is good, just like when you get a new hair style or dye your hair. It feels amazing and you feel like a completely new person. That's how I feel about moving and switching jobs. You gotta change it up in order to feel good about yourself and feel excited about living. You get a new car and you feel like a brand new person. You get a new job, you learn new things and you feel even more confident with yourself. That's the kind of feeling I like to feel on a regular basis. I like the idea of living 100 different lives. Nobody wants to just live one life, so why not move around and do different things and live different lives? Why not go against the masses and do things differently and live a totally immoral life?
I've changed my name a few times, I've moved from towns to cities to different states, I change my hair, I change my looks and I change jobs on a regular basis. I've made this my life and I realized I'm much happier when I leave and change myself. The thought of moving to a new place or starting a new job is nerve racking, but it's also exhilarating. There's a wonderful thrill in it that I crave and I'm not ashamed of that. Some people are meant to stay in one place their entire life, do one job until they retire, take vacations with their family and they're happy and content with that. I'm not that person and I never will be. I'll be traveling and moving until my body gives out on me and I pass away.
I'm never going to settle down. I love adventure, moving to new places and living differently every time I move. I've had so many jobs and learned so many new things and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I know it's completely unconventional to live this way, but it's me. It's who I am and I'm not sorry for that. I know raising kids this way, with this lifestyle isn't very fond of, but my mom did it and I think I turned out just fine. It may seem lonely, because you don't stay long enough to have lifetime friends. But, I think making connections all over the world is much better than having just a few childhood friends. I get to experience different cultures and different lifestyles, which is way more exciting than only knowing one way of living.
I've always been told I have a gypsy soul and I agree with them 100 percent. My soul isn't happy unless it's experiencing change and new adventures. Just like the country song says, "I'm here for a good time not a long time" and that is what I live by. None of us are here forever. So, why not just up and move around? Take risks, take chances, experience new things, don't stay stuck in one place wishing you could do this or could do that. Stop saying I wish and just go do it. Take a change, take a risk and if you fail at it, who cares at least you tried. Taking chances is a part of life, so if you're not out taking a risk on something, then you're not truly living and that my friend is a sad life.