Just got my BA degree recently and will travelling towards the end of this year. I just want to be alone and do some investigation on certain cultures (even live with them for a while and learned some of their language), ancient history and other things we might not know about yet.
Several friends and relatives didn't take the news happy when I told them I might not be coming back anytime soon. This is something that's going to take me years.
Apparently, they want me to live the normal life of a girl that find a date after finishing college, hangs out with friends and eventually gets married and have kids. Why is not wanting any of that depressing?
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It's natural for your family to want to keep you around and worry about you if you venture out into the world completely solo.
That said, I think doing this might be the best move in your life. There's no way given your ambitions that you could be stuck in that place all your life and not regret it.
I had similar parents who didn't want me to travel abroad. I imagine I'd be stuck in a small town if I didn't make the bold decision to leave and travel on my own.
That said, you might find at some point that you want to settle down. I never thought I would, but eventually did.
In any case, I don't think it's a healthy influence at the moment. Your parents don't understand that kind of drive you have and the kind of cruelty they would inflict if they just kept you at home forever. They should hopefully come to understand why it was so important to you in the future if you do make this decision.0