Starting at younger and younger ages, kids are expected to start thinking about what they want to do with their lives.
After three grueling years producing his show Sam and Friends, Jim Henson was burned out and ready to give up on puppetry. Then he left for a yearlong walkabout in Europe. He took in puppet performances throughout the continent, impressed by how appreciated the art form was outside the United States. “Until then, I hadn’t taken puppetry all that seriously,” Henson said. “It just didn’t seem to be the sort of thing a grown man works at for a living.” Henson returned from Europe energized and inspired, and would eventually create The Muppet Show and Sesame Street.
I like the idea of a gap year, which is typically a period of time typically taken between high school and college in order to deepen practical, professional, and personal awareness. I’ve also heard of people taking them mid-career, or married couples who take them when they become empty nesters, in order to deepen their relationship as it enters a new phase.
I love the definition of roam: To go to different places without having a particular purpose or plan. Here’s another good one: To move about or travel aimlessly or unsystematically, especially over a wide area. Sometimes the next step in our life journey is not always evident. Sometimes we need to break free from our daily routine.
Sometimes we have to roam a bit to find ourselves.
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