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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-03 11:34 PM
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13. Settle down?
Dude - no way!

I agree with Misinformed01 on that...when you can, take off somewhere, wherever you can afford or wherever you can work to support yourself. The European train-backpackers circuit. The Peace Corps. An environmental or social NGO that works in some far-flung place. Something way closer to home.

If this feeling persists beyond your sobering up completely, defintiely consider it. I took off (at 20), when affairs of the heart threatened to basically do me in one way or another, and it made all the difference. There's a saying that's very true: "wherever you go, there you are." A physical move doesn't necessarily remove you from who you are.

But traveling - even if it is not a great spatial distance - and encountering new people and new ideas, or doing new things, can still help you immeasurably in 'finding yourself.' And I'm not sure that you can really find anyone else until you've found yourself...rather, I think that you're more likely to meet Mr or Ms Right once you've found more about who you are, and sometimes it takes a shift in circumstances, location, or whatever to let you really see who you are, away from the everyday familiar.
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