Free Spirits


This morning I went white water rafting with the people from work. It was so. Fun. The thing that got me, though, was our guide.

Nancy asked, “So what school do you go to?”

His response: “Actually, I’m not in school.”

We all quieted down to hear his explanation.

He’s 20-years-old. He works at the Sacandaga Outdoor Center in the summer and goes to Utah every winter to ski with his friends (works in retail to get his skis for almost-free). He’s traveled to Australia three times already, might move there. He even admitted he makes just enough to do what he enjoys and that’s it.

I am so jealous of people like this because I wish it was in my nature to do the same. Instead I am impatient, analytical and worry too much about everything. It’s just very interesting to me to meet these people at a time in my life when I have no idea what I’m going to be doing next. I know what I want to do. But then again, why should I do that right now when I have my whole life? Then again, you can’t take anything for granted.

That’s it. Moving to Australia.


Author: Rachael

Book lover + editor, feminist, California soul + New York state of mind.

3 thoughts on “Free Spirits

  1. Hi Rachael,
    Your Mom gave me the address
    for your blog, and I’ve enjoyed reading your posts. I, too, love to read, and I was somewhat surprised to see we have common interests and opinions. I thought I was the only woman in America who didn’t like Fifty Shades!! and for pretty much the same reasons you cited. My girlfriends said I didn’t give it a chance, but I have precious little time for reading and didn’t think the book was worth my time.

    I was also interested to learn you read a fair number of memoirs. That’s my favorite genre, and I hope to one day write one of my own. I had to laugh when I suggested to your Mom that you would like The Lost Girls, and she said you’d already read it. Great book — made me long to be twenty-something again!

    Best wishes with the new internship. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  2. Hi Jackie,

    Thank you so much for reading! Hopefully I can write about/read your memoir one day. :-)

  3. That’s it, moving to Australia. Hahahaha I completely agree with this post. Amen!

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