- Lacking interest or excitement; dull.
- Of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one
It was a few years ago that I started to recognize something was missing in my life. It was always easy for me to do the right thing –keeping up with grades, getting a job, and giving it all at work. Every day felt like a cycle on loop with no pause button. I was never able to find the missing piece until I went to Japan to study for a semester. I never realized that getting a job, making money and growing old wasn’t the only option I had in life.
Now looking back I have come to call this endless loop “The Mundane”. Although, commonly used as an adjective, it is actually best used as a noun.
When I traveled for the first time ever, it felt like a rush of emotions. The intense sensation of being satisfied yet needing more. I don’t have a name for this yet, but it would definitely be an antonym of mundane.
Traveling became my pause button in life. A little short of an addiction, though many would argue otherwise, in the last 4 years I’ve somehow managed to visit 17 countries and countless cities. The count continues as R. and I brew up our Balkan adventure…