Solo Roaming

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Commitments are not promises

Just about a year ago, I came across a travel blog that I immediately fell in love with. Brooke Saward, the creator of World Of Wanderlust a few weeks back wrote on her completely addictive website (which I keep revisiting), stating “I can’t commit to a post code, let alone a relationship” and it began to make me think, and think hard about being committed to certain responsibilities in general. I then realized, when did I ever really sign off on a contract saying that I HAD to be committed to a University faculty, a relationship, a job, attending classes on a regular basis; when did I ever feel that I had to be tied down to something that I am not 100% madly in LOVE with? Once I began asking myself these questions, I almost broke down into tears thinking that I could be happier with my life. I am not obligated to be committed to anything simply because I feel I should be.

I am one of those people that craves the desire to be free. I cannot sit longer than 15 minutes without beginning to tap my foot, fidget with my ring, scroll through Instagram hoping someone is doing something remotely exciting, I go absolutely crazy if I am not participating in some sort of activity 24/7. Once I realized that at this day in age, if I really wanted to go somewhere, I can go, just like that. It is as simple as boarding one flight or train and being anywhere in the world in just a matter of hours, how crazy is that? If you asked me to pack my bags for an adventure, I would have everything in my life picked up, packed up, and gone, ready to go in less than 10 minutes. This is only because I am young, and just a short  few weeks away from turning 21. I don’t really have anything I would miss deeply if I were to leave and not come back for a couple months time. Of course I would miss my parents, perhaps a few friends but we also have the technology now to FaceTime, Skype, whatever your choice of communication  may be, and it would be like I never really left. However, I  do like the concept of being off the grid and not being easy to find or even reachable. I am one of those people who gets slightly excited once my phone reaches an out of service area.

Commitments aren’t promises. I can break free from any of these responsibilities at any point in time and I would still be okay. I don’t like the idea that we are all suppose to be on this timeline of events; graduate high school, move onto University, get a real job, married, kids… eventually you die. You will die by living on dull series of events that one day you might look back on when you are 60 and wish you didn’t follow the norm or what society expects from you. People who follow these trends are not bad people, but for myself I am noticing it is not an ideal standard to live by. I don’t want to be committed to anything but happiness in the best and most satisfying form possible. Once I find out what that way of living is, I will let you know.


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This entry was posted on April 6, 2015 by in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , .


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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