#AtoZChallenge : Life is a highway
“When I’ll finally begin to earn my own money, I’ll go on many trips. I want to see the world.”
That was the dream. But when you grow and have a job to do, travel usually means going to office and coming back from office. Or maybe the occasional trip home. Forget seeing the world, sometimes you end up not seeing the places around you. I don’t want to end up in such a situation, but then I feel that I am forced. How I wish I could change that!
Moving to a different place is a wonderful experience. But after sometime, you get bored of the city and want to go to some other place. Going home isn’t an option because you want to go to a different place. How I longed to go on a trip to escape the mundaneness of my daily routine!
On just another usual day after work, while randomly browsing through a few articles on the internet, I found an article about the places one must visit in one’s lifetime. The pictures in that article were enough to make me want to go on a trip. I was bitten by the bug of wanderlust.
I wanted to stand on top of a hill and breathe the fresh morning air as I watched the sun rise heralding the beginning of another beautiful day!
I wanted to feel the sand and the salty water as I stood by the seaside, the waves gently lapping up the shore.
I wanted to hear the call of the wild as I smelt the beautiful flowers as I walked amidst the greenery.
I wanted to walk around, listen to stories from history and marvel at the times gone by.
I wanted to just go on the road, with a few friends along enjoying every moment as it came.
My list goes on!
I badly wanted to go on a trip.
Planning trips with friends is a big headache I tell you. And yeah if you plan a trip with friends well in advance, chances are that the trip will never happen. I’d experienced this a lot of times.
“Lets go on a trip this weekend. No excuses.” I typed in our group conversation.
“Alana are you crazy? We haven’t planned anything”
“Where do we go?”
“Just pick a place and we’ll go. Or better still we’ll just go!”
I don’t know if it was a miracle or maybe that longing to go for a trip had engulfed my friends too, the trip was on! Yes, your twenties are the perfect time to go on a trip. Not many responsibilities and you got only yourself to care about!
So on a bright Saturday morning, we set out with some food and lots of laughter. “Life is a highway” we kept singing as we drove down the highway!
I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge and all through April I’ll be writing about the Life and Times of a Twenty something! What are you best memories or expectations from your twenties? Let me know in the comments.