I'm now 25, have a degree from a good University, and a job that is meh, but at least I have a job. I have good family, good friends, etc but watching friends get married, have gets, get stuck in a rut that is just a rinse and repeat of so many others: Graduate high school, go to college, get a degree, take some crappy job, end up not liking your job/field, get married, move up in job/field that you don't like, having kids, get a few weeks off per year, retire....then, um..you can 'experience life' I just have a hard time fitting in with this. I know my example seems pretty extreme, but from what I have found, it's not far from the stereotypical common case. I really have a strong urge to just get up and travel as I feel that people are meant to explore rather be be cooped up in cubicles. Will I have tons of money? Well who knows what ideas I may stumble upon whilst traveling. But I will probably be relatively broke. But will have experiences you can't pay for. Anyone else hit with similar thoughts/outlooks? Or those who have just picked up and done something similar?