Mid Life Crisis or Nah?
YYYYaaaaaaaaa me!! I'm finally doing it. I'm making that leap to live the life that I've always wanted. If I'm going to be completely honest, I'm terrified. I'm the queen of what if. What if I fail? What if I run out of money? What if I get mugged? What if I have a medical emergency and I'm stuck in the woods and then I get eaten by a pack of coyotes and all that's left is my passport and skull???? These are serious what ifs!!!! But it's time. I cannot continue to walk through a mediocre life, knowing that I am destined for more. So I'm doing it. I'm booking a flight and I'm travelling solo dolo across the world. Physically I might be alone, but believe me I'm bringing you all on this journey with me. Let me introduce you to my baby nikkiworldboss.com . My very personal travel and lifestyle blog as I journey into the unknown.
It's weird, I live a good life. I have wonderful friends, a career, an okay social life. But recently I've been feeling like something is missing; like I'm supposed to be doing something else. Perhaps it's because I recently turned 40, and I may be going through a mid life crisis. Or it's just that I've come to the realization that I'm not meant for mediocrity....I want to be great! I love to write and I love adventure. So I sat down and asked the Lord to send me a sign.....Where oh where is this sign?
When I thought about it, I realized adventure is all around me. It's there in my every day. One of my favourite things to do is jump on a plane and bask in the sun and explore new cultures. So my blog will definitely be a lot about my travels. But when I'm not travelling, the possibilities are endless of total foolishness to get into (you'll very quickly find out that I thrive on foolishness!)
Let me give you the background of the great twister of 2016. A girlfriend and I decided to go to Jamaica. After we already booked (and did not pay for cancellation insurance), we found out that Hurricane Matthew was expected in Jamaica around the same time that we were going to be there! Yikes! But what does a need for adventure and no cancellation insurance equal? We still went!
Red flags automatically went up when my taxi pulled up to the hotel, and we witnessed the maintenance staff putting up plywood on all the hotel windows. Double yikes! Once I walked into the lobby area of my hotel, there was a huge bulletin board with an evacuation strategy for when the Hurricane hits! Lord, what did I get myself into?????? As soon as I dropped my bags off in the room I headed for the nearest grocery store to stock up. Of course I had to get the necessities; bread, snacks, juice and liquor. What??? It's vacation, liquor is a necessity! And if I was gonna be swept away in a Hurricane, I'd prefer to be a little inebriated.
So the following day when the Hurricane was supposed to hit, I found myself at the beach. The sun was shining, music was pumping; after all I was in Jamaica. Everything is always cool in Jamaica. Later on in the afternoon, I was having a drink at a bar on the beach when we saw it...The great Twister of 2016. At first I tried to play it cool and act like everything was irie, but after awhile it seemed to get bigger. Now this bar was made up of wood, had no windows, had a lot of loose chairs and tables that could go flying. And yet no one was even batting an eyelash at this twister coming. After awhile I said to one of the waiters "Uhmmmm should I be concerned at all about that oncoming twister???"..... And his response was priceless "nah mon, everyting cool....drink a Red stripe" HA! Hey, if the locals aren't worried, why should I??? *sips a Red Stripe*
So all of this was to make my point that adventure was always in front of me. And when I asked God for a sign, he made sure make the sign big enough that I couldn't miss it.
So here I am, embarking on a new venture. No idea where these roads will lead me, but I'm excited to take the first step. Ooooohhh and I'm dragging you all with me! Buckle up Sweeties!