Monday, May 24, 2010

Road Trips in Mind

I've been bitten by the travel bug again. Despite having a full plate of activities and new business opportunities, I can't help but feel bored. I don't know why I feel this way. I just do. I was looking at some Lonely Planet Books in my collection and I have a strong urge to go on a roadtrip around North America. I have an upcoming trip to Japan and possibly to the US later this year and I can't help but think of ways on how I can squeeze a mini trip to somewhere else without hurting my budget. I want to go back to Canada and drive, drive, drive, drive. What little I saw was enough to make me want more. This time I want to explore the more scenic and natural side of Canada. I want to go on a Canadian National Parks Tour. I want to see the northern lights and I want to go camping.

I went all the way to Alaska, hoping to see the northern lights, but unfortunately it was as elusive as a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I feel confused! I don't know where to go. I want to go everywhere. I might have an opportunity to study in Paris next summer. And if that pushes through,  that means, I have to let go of my plans of touring Central and South America. I'll have to pull my resources for Europe instead. I've been wanting to go to Europe for so long. And now that a possible opportunity has arisen, I can't help but feel dumbfounded. I've already set my mind into traveling Latin America. Choices, choices, choices. Life can be so mean sometimes. It gives you tough and bittersweet choices. Why bittersweet? Because its too damn hard to choose between two excellent choices! Why can't I just win the lottery or a jackpot in a casino? Instant gratification. I think the first thing I'll do is buy an ultra-light but durable backpack, a new camera set, and hop on a plane to go on an extended world tour. One can dream. Such fantasies I have.

Sometimes I find myself daydreaming in the middle of an important meeting. Only to be rudely brought back to earth by a sharp question. I fantasize of a time when I can travel anytime with no worries of limited finances. Shop for things without looking at price tags. And ride a 14-hands tall, thoroughbred black stallion at a breakneck speed by the beach side with my long hair flying in the wind. Sigh....that would be the day when life comes to a complete sated calm.

So...if anyone wants to donate to my cause (World Domination - one country at a time), please feel free about contacting me. I will gladly accept it with deep gratitude =).

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