I don’t think I ever want one career. Whenever I’m in a job, I’m always wondering what will be next. It’s how you keep life interesting; you bounce from job to job and learn new skills and meet new people and learn more about the world than you ever would doing the same thing for fifty years. At least, that’s how I see it.
And, now that I think about it, that’s how I view where I live as well. I know there are benefits to living in the same place for years, decades, for the entirety of your life; but I want to move. I want to see what it’s like to live here and there and everywhere in between. There are new foods and new accents and new places and new ways of seeing and thinking and viewing the world. New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Midwest, Southeast, America, Canada, Germany: why not see it all and experience it all?
In point of fact, I believe that the key to my happiness is to experience and enjoy and live as varied a life as I can. I want to see as much as I can. I want to learn as much as I can. Variety is the key. In five years, I want to be someplace else. In ten years, I want to be someone else.
But if there is anything that I want to be constant, if there is one thing that I want to be steady and there and always present, it’s Emily. I will never understand the fear of commitment, at least, as far as people are concerned. Change your address, change your language, change your diet: keep the person you love and keep them close.
I know that I will always want to move on, that I will always want new experiences and new foods and new places. But I know that I will always want to be with Emily and that I will always want her with me every step of the way.