I’m not a very exciting person.
Sure, I work on cool things from time to time, but most of that time is spent at my desk. There isn’t anything particularly thrilling about me or my life, much less any real adventure to it. Even when change happens, it all stays more or less in the same vein. I feel things are like this for a lot of people. And it’s perfectly okay to not have anything super wild going on in your life, there’s nothing wrong about being content with a regular pace. But… I don’t know how I personally feel about that.
Maybe I’ve been indulging myself in romanticized media representations of it a bit too much, but I’m starting to consider going on a long hiking (possibly also hitchiking?) trip. Now I’ve been planning to go on a vacation anyway, after I’ve graduated. I likely won’t have a steady job yet so I still got the time for that. Gotta enjoy it while you can, right? But why hiking? Why not a regular old “let’s see these beautiful sights and then move on” vacation?
“Regular old” are keywords there. While more traditional vacations, where you use transport to get from one place to another, are really nice (Peru was great!), something about “walk, camp, repeat” in an unfamiliar and nearly untouched environment really speaks to me. It’s way more a journey than anything else, and there’s a certain… uncertainty about being on your own in the wild like that. Completely disconnected, deserted, alone.
But then I also don’t think it’s something that suits me well? The thought of the adventure appeals to me, but is also very intimidating? Not to mention long trips like those take an amount of preparation I may not have the time for, though that may just be the first hurdle to overcome.
Who knows, maybe I’ll die by a pristine lakeside.