She did enjoy travelling, but then she could only enjoy this experience as she had the security of a job. It never ends, does it?
We are all stuck, aren’t we? We adults trying to survive each day, one at a time, adding days, waiting for the month to end, to see our salary get credited, pay the bills, gulp down a few drinks, live life from morning to night and then get up, all over again to take part in the never-ending rush. We are stuck, and there is no release.
Now, there was a post by Humans of New York, in which there is this story of a woman who quit her job for three months, packed her bags and took off, just to travel around the world. And in many ways, this perfectly captures the dilemma of every traveller who is caught in this web of adulthood.
This London based woman had it enough and in order to escape the trap, decided to break away from the stagnation by jetting off on a 3-month-long tour. She mirrored us all, our struggles and our frustrations and hence, she meandered away, met new people, experienced new culture and did what she always wanted to do – she wanted to travel and roam where her heart asked her to.
Something beautiful happened – she stopped caring about schedules, she stopped caring out routines, weekends, fixed offs, she did not look around for solace and she lived the way she always wanted to.
Well, despite all this, the bug to lead this life was not satiated. As soon as she came back, switched on the rat race mode, she realized that she had not achieved enough and there was so much left to do. She realized and she echoed our feelings – it is never ever enough.
“There’s always this feeling of not having achieved enough. Of putting in one hundred percent and still being behind. Of living toward a paycheck, knowing that paycheck will determine what you can do to be happy,” she said.
In this vicious cycle, she did enjoy travelling, but then she could only enjoy this experience as she had the security of a job. It never ends, does it?