I’ve always wanted to live on my own, at least for a little while. I want to travel the world. I want to see all of the wonderful places that I have only read or heard about. If I were completely free to go live the life I wanted, I would leave. I would burn all of my school work, fill my bag with the basic necessities and leave mid semester.
Even now, I feel the pull to go and see the world. I want to meet people and experience so many different cultures that they mix around in my brain till they muddle into one giant memory. That’s how I want to see the world.
Sadly though, we live in a world of countries divided by borders. There is the hassle of visas, passports, identification, and everything else that makes traveling difficult. On top of all this there is that ever present, thorn in the side, and major hindrance to travel: money. Why does travel have to be so expensive? Plus there is absolutely no way my parents would let me quit school, pack my bags, and leave. I’m actually quite sure they’d take me to get my head checked out!
The more I think about it though, the more I realize all of these obstacles may not be a bad thing. If people were always able to do what they wanted to do, they might never do what they needed to do. If I were able to do whatever I wanted, I probably wouldn’t finish my education. By being kept from doing what I want, I am forced to do what I need to do, which is getting an education. Sometimes we’re kept places, not necessarily because we want to be there, but because at that time or in that moment, it is somewhere we need to be. If life were all about following whims, I have a feeling it would get rather chaotic.