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Where will you be three years from now?

I could not tell you where I will be three years from now, or where she will be, or where he will be, or where anyone I know will be for that matter. I could however tell you though, that the future is just as unpredictable as you expected it to be. If you look back three years ago from today, what were you doing? Who were your best friends? Did they think you would be where you are right now?

As I was reminiscing through old graduation photos from 2012, I realized how much as truly changed, but I am not saying it is a bad scenario how this current day as panned out for me. I thought University was going to wild and exciting, filled with a continuum of laughter and parties that end at 4AM in the local dorms downtown, similar to the way they portray university in the movies. Then I realized, in the movies that is all they show and the actors never actually go to class or spend countless hours pondering “I hate my life, what am I doing?” Before entering university, grown ups were always saying how “It will be the best years of your life!” Now I’m wondering, did those people ever actually go to school? This is such a lie. However, the people who are usually telling you it will change your life in the long run, how the people you meet in university will be your life long friends, are the people who live away from home, on a couple thousand dollar scholarship and if they are super lucky, bask in the sun as they walk from class to class and have a local sushi bar within 15 meters of their classroom. Or maybe I’m thinking of PCA on Zoey 101, because that school was always every pre-teens dream.

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For myself, I will always continue to remember when my Mom and I went down to the University of Winnipeg to pay for my first year tuition, as she looked up above at the bright yellow staircase that tangles around student central, she turned to me and said “Sarah, you will love it here” Time to time since then, I always wonder why she would assume that I would love school in general. If you have ever stepped foot into U of W, you would know that appearance wise it is nothing that spectacular. I have formed plenty of new friendships yes, some that may continue to stick around after graduation in three years, some that may not. I can also tell you, that yes University has changed my life, only because I can tell that in comparison to three years ago, I am a lot smarter, I have taken classes that have fascinated me, some that have put me to sleep. Some that have made me completely me want to drop out for good, and some that have made me realize what I am passionate about. I just wonder, did University really make me grow as a person, or did something else?

I had a job interview last week, where the man asked me “What was a time in your life where you overcame a obstacle or challenge?” Immediately I laughed because I never know if people will laugh at my response or just think I am straight up stupid. Within a few seconds I had an answer, but my mind didn’t shift right towards a time in class when I overcame a math question I didn’t think I could do. My mind automatically thought about when I was in Europe, where every day a situation would arrive where we were either lost, confused or thought we would never get to where we needed to go. I explained to the man who was interviewing me, that while travelling there is always a time that I am going to be challenged and pushed to my limits, but that is the point. I knew when I got onto the plane that there will be times when I will get scared, I will get frustrated, I will have no idea what I am doing, but no matter what I have to do it and that is the challenge in itself. Travel made me physically and mentally a stronger person and I think now I can do just about anything life throws my way. I believe that no matter what the outcome of the situation is, it will become a story worth telling. I guess he liked that answer since I ended up getting the job.

I don’t know where I will be in three days, three months or three years from now, or where you will be, where she will be, or where he will be, but I do know for sure, that it will be a tale worth telling.

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One comment on “Where will you be three years from now?

  1. Jeannette Wolfe
    March 23, 2015

    Way to go girl

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sarahcarnevale

sarahcarnevale

A girl with restless feet who you will always find smiling, laughing or falling in love with something. A girl who is determined to see all parts of the world and always planning the next big adventure. Strong passion for writing and a mind always set in a dream world.

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I am a strong believer in karma, luck and timing but I also believe you are entirely responsible for how your life turns out. For the last 7 years I have been anxiously waiting to move abroad and start a whole new chapter in my life. A new home address, a new job, new relationships, a new city and new travels to look forward to. Now that graduation is quickly approaching I can’t wait for it all to unravel and become reality. I am entirely responsible for how I want my life to turn out and where I want it to go. So are you✨ #travelitaly #solofemaletravel #backpackerstory #roamtheplanet #femaletravel #procida #lovethisglobe #pinktrotters #mytinyatlas #letsgoeverywhere #sheisnotlost
It’s all messy. The bed, the hair, the words, the clothes, the heart and this life. 🌴 #mexico #cancun #islamujeres
Explain to someone how much you love them that they love you three times as much afterwards. Express to someone why you are angry and explain it so well that they themselves are angry about whatever it is with you. Tell someone how much you miss them that they cry about it. Let people know how you feel when you feel it because I promise it will be worth it 💙 #bellletstalk #procida #italy #solofemaletravel #passionpassport #lovethisglobe #roamtheplanet #backpackerstory #girlslovetravel #ladiesgoneglobal #takemebackpacking #tinyatlasquarterly #wearetravelgirls
Do you ever find yourself telling someone a story that happened to you and once it’s over think “Wow, what is my life?” Because same. 🙈 In other news, can’t believe it’s been two years since I was sitting on this boat in the sunshine over in Vietnam🌿 #vietnam #travelvietnam #solofemaletravel #southeastasia #passionpassport #backpackerstory #mekongdelta #roamtheplanet #lovethisglobe #takemebackpacking #letsgoeverywhere
Your partner doesn’t define what you do!!! Over the last few months I have heard countless break up stories and they all seem to have two things in common: 1) One person is ready to settle down and the other isn’t. 2) They all end their break up story with “Now I can travel.” I have to ask, why can’t you travel when you are in a relationship? Why do you have to wait until something bad happens? Your partner doesn’t have to come with you when you travel, leave them at home and go by yourself or with your friends if that’s what you want. You can even travel WITH your partner when you are together. Experience what YOU want to experience when you want to experience it. I’ve traveled in relationships, out of relationships, on my own, taken trips just because I want and I don’t let anyone tell me I can’t go because it’s MY life and I do what I want, when I want. If your partner can’t accept that, then I think we have found the problem ✌🏻 #femaletravel #solofemaletravel #mexcio #cancun #roamtheplanet #passionpassport #sheisnotlost #backpackerstory #mytinyatlas #letsgoeverywhere
“Home is everywhere and nowhere” - Home is more than just four walls and a place to rest your head to sleep. Home could also be your favourite spot on the beach that gets the best sunlight all day long. Home could be a place where you walk through the door of your local bar and the bartender already has your drink prepared. Home could also just simply be the idea that your favourite city of all time is a just a flight away and knowing it’s not going anywhere. Home will always be there when you’re ready for it ✨ #Paros #Greece #passionpassport #solofemaletravel #tinyatlasquarterly #sheisnotlost #roamtheplanet #pinktrotters

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