I spent most of my life thinking something was wrong with me. While almost everyone I knew had settled into their ‘jobs’ after college, I could just not bring myself to do it. Everyone had adjusted, and settled in. Me? I spent the entire week waiting for the weekend, and then I got deeply depressed every Friday evening thinking that Monday was so close. I could not accept that kind of life. Home. Work. Home. Repeat.
After a long conversation with my boss, I quit my job after just 10 months with no plans for the future. I spent the next few months doing nothing (and traveling a little bit), and I realised I was fully capable of going through life doing nothing constructive if I continued this way. So I decided to move to Milan to study Design.
Once in Milan (and on a few occasions earlier), I started traveling. Sometimes with others, but mostly alone. And THAT’S when I discovered my passion. Every trip made me come alive. Maybe I looked goofy, but I caught myself grinning widely when I was just walking through random streets in random cities in random countries.
I want this to be my life. After my course, I don’t want to have to go back home, back to my routine life, and have to join an ‘office’.
HOPEFULLY I’ll find a way to sustain this lifestyle.
I have no desire to make tons of money and live in a huge house and ride luxurious chauffeur-driven giant vehicles. But I wish to live in many different places, make friends with and eat with people of different parts of the world.
I want to walk through tiny streets and drink coffee in cozy little cafes while talking to different people of different cultures in different parts of the world. Live with them and laugh with them. Grow with them.
Maybe somewhere along the way I will find my peace 🙂
This blog is to document my journeys, and also, if I’m lucky, give a chance to others to see the world through my eyes. I know not everyone gets the chance I have got. I wish to share everything I see. Since I mostly travel alone, I don’t have the quintessential travel partner to giggle with and point out beautiful things to, so maybe here I can find a community of people who will be my virtual travel buddies 🙂
What’s your story? What inspires you?