||The Red Hot Chili Peppers - This Is the Place
i've decided, that at the end of next year, when all my commitments are through (the lease for my house, educational commitments.. etc), i'm going travelling. on my own. for the first time ever. nothing typical either. i'm going to make a list of places to go, go to one first.. and then see where i end up. i want to travel from a traveller's perspective, not a tourist's.. (meaning i'll take up jobs where needed) and time won't be an object. i think it's better that way. i'll know for myself when it's time to move along, and that way i won't feel as if i'm under a time limit to do everything i have to. just experience things that are new to me. christmas in another country, becoming familiar with a suburb of another country, memorising a block to walk on every evening. just the little things. making my own way has never been something i've had to do, by choice or necessity. i think it will be interesting. a camera, lots of film, a notepad, and my mp3s are essential. anything else will be taken on the condition that there's room in my bag. ;)
i now have something to work towards.
it's just that i don't want life to become routinal for me before i'm 25. personally, i think it would be liberating to go to different places and experience that. and it doesn't even have to be somewhere completely foreign (although, that is on the to do list), moreso somewhere unfamiliar to me.
i've spent half an hour trying to write this post, waffling about travel, trying to explain it. and i think i've possibly devised the most accurate way to say it, even though it doesn't even come close, really. travel is alluring. travel is full of promise, new opportunities and experience, the guarder of secrets waiting to be discovered, places to be explored, and feelings to be felt. i want to do it all.
less than 365 days :)