Trapped in a normal life

24 Sep

I spent the summer traveling. I had a great time. I discovered that at heart, more than anything else, I am a wanderer. Now, however, I am trapped in a normal 16-year-old lifestyle of going to school five days a week.

I sometimes wish the world didn’t work this way. If I had the money and my parents were willing I would get on a plane this week and go to Europe for six months. If only that was an option.

I discovered over the summer just how close and accessible the world truly is. But now, I’ve got a 21 week wait until my next trip. It’s like being in a theme park trapped in a super-long line for one thrill ride. And I wish I didn’t live this way.

But it is a normal lifestyle for someone my age. And it is, to a wanderer like me, a form of agony. I long for adventure. I long to get on a plane and spread my wings around the world and fly.

I long to get out of this place.

But I can’t.

3 Responses to “Trapped in a normal life”

  1. hollyanndro January 6, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    I have just discovered your blog and this post is so relevant to me at the moment and I am stuck in this exact situation although traveling at sixteen is a lot more of a risk being a female which is quite depressing really. But you have now inspired me to follow my dreams because it is possible, and for that I thank you.

    • travelsofjofo January 8, 2014 at 4:02 am #

      Thanks for reading my blog! It can be difficult at times when life just seems like the same old boring routine day to day. But with enough determination (and money saved) travel can always be a rewarding light at the end of the tunnel.

      • hollyanndro January 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

        It certainly can, and it seems the more you want to travel the more boring and slowly dragged out your days become. It probably doesn’t help when you’re always thinking about traveling and in your spare time reading about other peoples travels.. lol

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