The Cost of Entry

You are free.

You can do whatever you want. You can sublet your apartment. You can sell your house. You can sell your car. You can give away your pet. You can quit your job. You can leave your spouse. You can sell or give away all of your shit. You can declare bankruptcy and get rid of all of your debt. You can live without your friends. You can throw away your clothes. You can do whatever you want.

Because you are free.

You can buy plane tickets on credit. You can see the world.  You can learn a language. You can rent a cheap apartment. You can get a better job. You can meet a better lover. You can make as many friends as you want. You can buy better clothes. You can do this today. You could do this tomorrow. You can do this whenever you want.

Because you are free.

What do you want to do? Do you want to live an incredible life rich with experiences, exciting people, story after story after story; the kind of life that you dreamed about when you were a kid? Or do you just want to live a life?

What do you really want to do? Do you have a good reason not to do it? Is your reason, “it isn’t that easy?” Did you think it would be easy? To live an amazing life? Did you think your could just go to school, get a job, put a roof over your head, keep food on your plate, find someone who is willing to sleep with you and doesn’t drive you insane? Did you think that would make you happy?

I’m sorry. Everyone gets a shot at living their dream life, but that’s just the cost of entry.

Life is hard. Life is amazing.

Enjoy irresponsibly.

7 thoughts on “The Cost of Entry”

  1. Also, you need to put one of those sharing widgets on your blog entry pages. I wanted to FB share it, but fuck copy and pasting urls – EFFORT!

    1. Ah too bad. I’m not quite where I need to be financially to joyride through Stockholm and New York, but hopefully it’ll still be kicking again next year. Maybe I’ll see you there! :)

  2. Haha yeah I hear you’re doing this thing where you completely change the lives of six guys for the better over the course of six weeks and two countries. I’d say you’re doing alright ;)

    I added a widget.

    1. Nice widget.

      Sadly, no Rockstar for me. I’d love to be involved but my shit isn’t together enough atm. Maybe next year.

  3. It is always possible to live an amazing life, and to do so there will have to be sacrifices made.

    What happens when you’ve lived it all, done it all, seen it all? Do you believe it’s even possible to do that?

    20 years from now, will there still be new things to see, discover and experience?

    I hope so, life wouldn’t be worth continuing were it not for one’s hope, desire and lust for the new, exciting and seeming unachievable.

    Live it up Troy, but don’t forget where you came from. Sometimes home isn’t always a bad place to be.

    1. That’s one of the truest things I’ve heard in a long time. It’s something I’ve been struggling with since last summer.

      It’s definitely on my mind.

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