Nomadness is never lacking for inspirational life stories. Mable Taplin shares her personal tale of Depression and how she reestablished herself in this powerful blog. Take a look at some of her experience below.
The last couple of days have been surreal! I have been moving this year! When I sat still long enough to reflect that I traveled to 30 countries on 6 continents in 354 days, I was overwhelmed with gratitude!!
I wanted to share how I funded my Round the world trip. Learn how I saved $30,000. 30 countries on 6 continents in 354 days! This trip literally gave me life!
Christmas time is my favorite time of the year! In fact, I am one of those people that would put up a Christmas tree in September if I knew that my family and friends would not harass me. I love everything about Christmas, the decorations, singing Christmas carols, giving gifts, Santa Claus, watching old Christmas movies…. I mean everything. I’m getting distracted just thinking about it.
However, the Christmas season of 2014 was quite different. I did not have my usual over zealous excitement about Christmas. Yes, I put up a tree, but I neither hosted nor attended one party. I bought very few gifts and I was sleeping more than usual. I struggled getting out of bed everyday for several weeks.
I lay awake many nights pondering what was wrong with me. I could not understand why I could not get into the Christmas spirit. I could no longer ignore that I was not happy with my life. I did not like the long hours I worked at my 6-figure corporate job. I felt socially stagnant and the Chicago winters were killing me. I was over going to the same social events seeing the same people. And I really didn’t look forward to the obtuse commentary from my family at family gatherings about my single status. I was stressing about everything. I felt like I desperately needed a change.
So, I began to revisit the dream that I had in my twenties of living outside of the United States. I asked myself many questions: How am I going to move? How much will it cost? Where will I go? What will I pack? What will I do with my stuff? What am I going to do when I get there?
Well, I answered all of these questions and more. As of this blog post, I have traveled to 29 countries this year! This has been the most exciting and fulfilling time of my life. I AM LIVING MY DREAMS! Many people have asked me how I did it so I’m finally slowing down enough to share.
You can visit Mable's site here to see her full post which is jam packed with details about what she did and how she efficiently made it happen.