As time nears to begin the proverbial next chapter in life, I am actually coming to a crossroads. I am wondering if I will in fact be in Wilmington, North Carolina this January or if something else will tug at my heart. The primary reason for this crux is my parents are not exactly encouraging my studies – which is quite strange. Despite the divorce, my bachelor’s degree has always and continues to be promised to be funded by my parents – which is a huge gift. However, home is not exactly a healthy environment and my mother continues to stress about stress while my dad is virtually absent.
Therefore, I am considering alternatives I can individually pursue which would not require a lump some of money that I do not possess. Something like working in exchange for rent and pay or volunteer with a residence provided would be along the lines of doable. I basically need an inexpensive (i.e. free) method of getting the hell out of dodge. This means out of New Jersey and into virtually wherever provided it is safe and feasible. I do have a bit of money coming my way and could cash out some bonds of mine but I am not looking to rent. I would much rather pay for a one way plane ticket to a foreign land and get my wanderlust game going. I am leaning towards somewhere in Latin America but Europe would be awesome as well – provided I can actually afford a plane ticket! I should look into costs for travel expenses and when tickets are likely to run at a reduced price. However, considering the holiday season is upon us this seems to be quite unlikely. Although, I would imagine a reduced priced ticket will appear in the ballpark of mid to late January and over the course of February – basically post-winter holiday and pre-“Spring Break.”
I am always open to suggestions, and I do not have any foreign travel experience but that does not deter me one bit. I am hoping some kind folks might lend me a few ideas or suggestions as to what to do, and how to do it. I am flexible and as I said open to all new and interesting ideas. That being said, I very well may be attending college this January – which is my desire anyways.
Thanks for reading!