After making this decision, I was at a loss as to what to do with myself. At the time, I was working as a paralegal. Once I had decided that I wasn’t going to pursue a career in the legal field, I began to question how beneficial staying in that position was for my career development.
So, even though I felt incredibly lost as to what I would do with my life, I went back to the drawing board and got back to the basics. I started making a list of what I knew were requirements for my life. Finding and living those requirements were the whole reason I declined my acceptances anyway, so I felt the need to come through for myself!
While many of my dreams seemed out of reach (a fulfilling career seemed far from possible at the time, for example), one of the requirements I decided to act on was traveling.
So, I packed up my entire New York City apartment, found a subletter, bought a one-way ticket to Cambodia and started Urban20Something.com as a blog of sorts to document a city girl’s solo journey throughout Southeast Asia and through self-discovery.