Hit a Life Roadblock
I think I’ve hit a life roadblock.
Everything feels stagnant; like it’s not moving forward fast enough. A small leaf caught on the edge of the river of life, not going anywhere.
I’m ready to pack my bags, leave and travel the world. We both are.
We want to clasp hands with each other and jump in, feet first, into round the world travel. We want to ripple the waters and come up gasping for air. There would be no need for setting alarms or being ripped from our dreams only to wake up to a reality of the same harsh reality day after day.
We want so badly to move forward. But, we have hit a life roadblock.
It keeps us from taking that plunge until we’ve finished taking care of everything here. We must pay off our debts, finish the house and sell it. The world calls our names, yet the roadblock keeps us from following. We make our way through a dark tunnel that seems to get longer and longer, closing in around us as the light at the end becomes smaller, slowly, making the time until we leave seem further and further away.
We take on second jobs, round up items to sell and pay off our debt as quickly, as possible. We must pay off our debt to get around this life roadblock, to be able to move past it, and forward towards our dream. We make progress, our debt becomes smaller, yet the time until we leave continues to feel longer.
We don’t want to wait two years. We want to move this life roadblock now. A roadblock that’s too heavy to move, too long to go around, and too high to go over. A roadblock that will only get lighter, smaller, and shorter as we pay off more debt. So we work harder, longer, and nimble hoping it will shorten that time.
Could two years become 18 months? If we do everything in our power to be more efficient at paying off our debt now, can we shave six months off our time until we leave? Is there another way for us to move this life roadblock?
Have you ever felt like you hit a life roadblock? What did you do to move past it?