I finally feel like I’m going somewhere again… And today - I renewed my passport. I caked on that make up, took the time to do my hair, got my passport photos done, and got my bureaucratic thang on. Took just under an hour towards the end of the day at the Richmond office, and in two weeks I will be the proud owner of a passport with a photo that doesn’t look crap for the first time in five years! I am so happy!
But most importantly - I feel like I’m going somewhere. I feel like I have something to look forward to again. I get so bored of my day to day life - that I’m not living the life I really want to live. I’m supposed to be out there! Travelling! Exploring! Doing the type of learning I want to do. Total white person whine right? How dare I hate the education that I’m able to provide for myself so I can get a job to make more money so I can travel more! Except that when I get that job, I won’t be able to travel as much cause I’ll have responsibilities or whatever.
I’m glad, at least, that my travelling is encouraged by my dad. And Alex’s parents. And pretty much everyone, now that I come to think of it. No one tells me I should be doing something different, and no one tells me my money is spent better somewhere else. By the time my dad was my age, he had me, and a passport that couldn’t take him anywhere. He had to escape our home country, and never received the opportunities that I currently have to travel the world. I think it would be such a shame to have this great gift of true freedom, and not want to use it. Maybe it’s because I was so close to not having this, that I feel it’s almost an obligation to travel.
YEAH RIGHT. Who hates being on holiday ;)