A lifetime of beginnings


This is a simple story. One that's not full of surprises or endings. Rather, a lifetime of beginnings.

Ever since I stepped on my first international flight, I was hooked.

The world was something I never really discussed as a child. I understood it as a piece of paper, and jotted lines making out countries. Once I started to form my own mind and my own opinion, I started feeling suffocated from the pressure to say safe, stay alive, never do any wrong. So I did wrong. I stepped over the edge, and I loved the feeling of lying about it. I continued to do that, even if I were hurt.

After high school, I didn't realise there was so much more than that. It never crossed my mind that I could explore the world! That was, until a friend asked me, and my girlfriends, if we'd like to go to Japan with her. We all said yes, without hesitation.

That was it. I took one hit, and I was hooked. I came back a completely different person. Wide eyed, open for new experiences. I wanted more. I needed more. But unfortunately life holds you back. Dreams can hold you back. Sometimes you've got so many dreams, you have to set some aside and live one at a time. It's true what they say, you can't have it all at once! You have to be patient, work hard, and get to the next stage. But never stop dreaming.

Here's to one day exploring the world again.

Share with me a dream that's just out of reach for you.

Chelsie Mew6 Comments