Time to Travel

DEAR WENDY DARLING,
I love your videos and I hope I could get some advice from you. What should you do if your family doesn’t approve of your career choice? I want to work in the travel industry because ever since I was a kid, I wanted to see the world. It’s what I love to do. But it just seems like my family doesn’t understand. I know they mean well but it still hurts that they’re unsupportive of your dreams.
-NIGHTSHADE

HELLO MY DARLING NIGHTSHADE,
The travel industry sounds absolutely amazing!  I myself have been traveling a lot recently and let me tell you…the world… is… INCREDIBLE!  There is so much out there to explore, see and EAT! Some of the food I’ve had has made me seriously question if I ever knew what love was before.  I may have gotten engaged to an éclair in France. Our love was short…but delicious.

200_s

But you and I both already agree that traveling and seeing the world is AHMAZEBALLS…the problem is your family doesn’t think so. There are usually 3 main reasons family members don’t support a career choice.

1). They think it’s unstable and you won’t be able to support yourself on it!

This is the problem faced by many people, especially those who want to pursue a career in the arts.)

2). They are worried it’s dangerous.

My brother Michael once said he wanted to join the army…my mother was a hysterical wreck at the thought of her baby boy in harms way.

_1369430201

Luckily, Michael’s short-term memory is…lacking…and he quickly forgot he wanted to join the army and decided he wanted to be a “guy that trains dogs to do cool stuff like…stuff…that’s cool.”

tumblr_inline_mqeukmXgVq1qz4rgp

3). They think the job will take you away.

Which the job you want will literally do just that!

The travel industry is a pretty stable and decent paying career…so I don’t think it’s #1.  Now, travel can be dangerous, so there could be a bit of #2 in the mix.  However, I’m going to put my money on #3.  I’m betting you and your family are pretty close, and they don’t like the idea of you being so far away so often. In a lot of ways, it’s very sweet…BUT…it’s also not their life.  In their heart of hearts they want you to be happy, and if working in travel makes you happy, then in the end (even if they don’t like it now) they will accept what you do and be proud of you (but in the beginning maybe snag them awesome souvenirs from your travels to let them know you’re thinking about them…and call home regularly!) Remember, life is a short and precious gift, and doing anything less than what makes you happy is a waste of that gift.

Till next time My Darlings!

ALWAYS YOURS,
WENDY

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Ask Wendy, Dear Darling
Posted on August 15, 2014
3 comments on “Time to Travel
  1. Susan says:

    I enjoyed reading the advice, but my favourite part was reading about your brother Michael while looking at the gift of Michael’s brother Buster. 😉 If you travel near water, Nightshade, keep your eyes peeled for loose seals!

  2. A. Frohman says:

    Excellent advice, Miss Darling.

    I once spent a summer traveling France in search of the perfect Napoleon (the pastry, not the general). Ah, the folly of youth! She eluded me then, la belle dame sans merci, but what a glorious summer! If one intends to embark on an overseas love affair, one can do worse than Madame Mille-Feuille.

  3. Nightshade says:

    Thank you Dear Darling!

Leave a Reply

Get A Free Subscription

A weekly round up of all Neverland, Ohio news and posts. Sent every Sunday

want to add an event? click here

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
26
27
28
1
1
  • 10:00 pmAsk Wendy Live!
2
3
3
  • All DayOpenWindow Launch
  • 7:00 pmFree Dance Class: Ballet
  • 10:00 pmGarden of Light Tour w/ Michael Darling
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
1
  • 6:00 pmBri’s Wedding Shower
17
18
19
20
2
  • All DayNeverland Vernal Equinox Celebration
  • 6:25 amFirefly Festival
21
2
  • 5:00 pmNeverland Spring Festival High Tea Mixer
  • 8:00 pmAnnual Spring Fling Ball
22
23
1
  • 4:00 pmMeet Neal Cassidy
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1

Weather in Neverland, Ohio

C

50°F
Sunny

Today: 60°F / 52°F Sat: 66°F / 54°F Sun: 65°F / 55°F
Top