Hopes, Dreams, and What You Want .
“And baby, you know I just wanna leave tonight
We can go anywhere we want
Drive down to the coast, jump in the sea
Just take my hand and come with me
‘We can do anything if we put our minds to it’
Take your whole life then you put a line through it...
So baby, run away with me”
From “Eastside” by @itsbennyblanco
, and @iamhalsey
I used to be afraid of telling people how I felt or what I wanted. I was afraid that claiming something as a desire was too selfish and I would look stupid if I didn’t get what I wished for.
When I first started traveling alone, I would make these itineraries and plans that were detailed and color-coded, sorted by neighborhood so I could spend minimally on transportation. But I began to find that I found more enjoyment from the travels that were less structured. I never planned on getting a wristband to a festival in Atlanta, dancing to country music in an Irish Bar in BANFF, getting stopped on a farm road in Iceland by wild sheep and horses and getting to pet them all while the sun shined for 20 hours, and lying in front of the Eiffel Tower for hours watching it light up every hour while eating cheese and bread. .
Just like Belle in Beauty and the Beast, I long for “Adventure in the great wide somewhere” and am on my way to my next one as I type this. I haven’t grown to absolute perfection in the past few months, but I have grown more confident in sharing how i feel with others, what I want in moments big and small, and standing up for myself. I’m still growing, but aren’t we all? Isn’t that what life is all about? And if we aren’t honest with ourselves and others about what we need and want, then what are we really doing? You may have made a mess, your words may fail you, but you have a chance to come through for yourself everyday. I believe in you. .
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