Hello, my name is Priya, and I am officially in a rut.
Don’t get me wrong, I have it pretty good in the city. Great friends, nice digs, steady paycheck. But still there is a big void that even the newest Manhattan basement dance party just can’t fill. I need out. After getting claustrophobic within the confines of my cubicle, and suddenly feeling that the island is a lot smaller than it used to be, I have decided to put my money (what recession?) where my mouth is and take my own quarter-year sabbatical. From my job. From New York. From what I’ve been trained to think is the normal route towards becoming “successful.” And, from speaking with multiple friends of mine, it seems that I’m not alone in wanting an escape and a change of scenery. Not necessarily escaping the country, or even the city, but maybe just taking a break from the rat race for a bit to try something different and maybe even a little risky. It’s the start of a revolution, folks.
During the next few months, I plan on exploring some different parts of the world and broadening my own global outlook (read: international food tour.) I will be connecting with family and friends, old and hopefully new, in other countries and I’m excited about what’s in store. For me, taking the scenic route isn’t just about my adventures while traveling, but also about navigating the highs and lows that come with going against the grain.