Hey, there! My name is Angela, and I want to be a foreigner when I grow up!
But, seriously. The ONLY thing that I am certain of in my life thus far as that I am destined to leave America. Can I help it that I find other cultures ten times for fascinating than my own? This world is too big and life too short for us to spend our entire lives working and saving for that one vacation or that one house or that one car that will make it all worth it. God didn’t put us on this Earth so that we could shuffle along with our heads down. Look around you! Shake hands with a stranger! Eat something you can’t pronounce with chopsticks!
I’ve been to a few places already, but my goals and dreams are always changing and growing. I WANT TO SEE IT ALL!!. I’d love to backpack through more of Europe and spend some time living in Southeast Asia. Hopefully I can cram Machu Picchu in there somewhere. However, as bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and determined as I am to make the rest of my life an adventure, I am unfortunately a broke 24 year-old, working 2 jobs and desperate to move out of my parents’ house.
I know. I’m quite a success story.
That’s why I called this blog Broken Compass. My favorite quote of all time is by J.R.R. Tolkien, patron saint on adventurists and general nerds. “Not all those who wander are lost.” I know, it’s cliché, but that’s only because it resonates with so many people! Compared to the traditional path to financial success, I haven’t done much right so far. I have no clue what I’m doing or what my future will hold. However, I DO know that I love to write, I love to travel, and I love to eat. Recipe for success? I think so.
All I can do right now is daydream about moving to South Korea or China and try to perfect a side hustle! Until then, I’m settling for trying new foods, meeting new people, discovering new places, and doing everything in my power to live my life to the fullest.
The purpose of this blog is not to allow everyone everywhere full access to the action-packed thriller that is my life. I’m writing so that my adventure might become someone else’s resource. If you don’t appreciate my restaurant reviews or my soap boxes or whatever, at least appreciate my story. Be inspired by the fact that I have absolutely no clue what I’m doing, and that sometimes that’s the best way to go about it.
To follow in the footsteps of Capt. Jack Sparrow, my compass doesn’t point North, and THAT’S OKAY!
So, cross your fingers. Here goes nothing.