I need to travel. I feel like the time has come for me to get out of a bowl that I feel is shrinking everyday. I do not want money for drinking, or to help pay rent (all of that is covered) I want money to travel. All I am asking for is generosity. Any bit I will forever be grateful for.
There’s a saying that goes something along the lines of if you put a gold fish in a small bowl, it will remain small, where as if you put a small gold fish in a large bowl, or even a pond, the small gold fish will no longer be small, but instead grow larger.
Having grown up in a small town, I couldn’t help but be the small fish in the small bowl. Often times I felt as though I’d been stunted and unable to grow. I knew though that given chance to be put in a bigger bowl, that I would become a bigger fish. So I studied abroad my junior year of high school and grew to be a very large fish. Yet as we all know, all good things must come to an end. My junior year of high school ended, and I, the big fish, moved back into a small bowl. If I’d felt stunted before, just imagine how I must have felt then.
I feel like every time I move out to a bigger bowl, its always back to the small bowl eventually. Now though, it’s been two years since I’ve lived in my small bowl, and I’m really excited about everything I have now, in my big bowl. I love the bigger fish that swim with me, and the small fish that teach me great lessons.
Even with smaller and bigger fish than me, I love my bowl, and everything about it.
I love to travel. I don’t know how else to put it. It’s the kind of thing that makes my blood flow and my heart pump. I live for it. I’ve lived in Spain, Mexico, and naturally the United States. I’ve also visited Ireland and France. I’ve loved each country and couldn’t pick one over the other.
As of right now however, I am a college student trying to make my way through school, just waiting for another opportunity to be able to go out and see more parts of the world. I love learning about new cultures and watching how local people live their lives. I don’t need a resort to have a good time, I don’t even need plans. Just give me a hostel, or even a couch where I can sleep, a little food, and point me in the direction of the local hot spot (for when night time falls) and that’s all I need.
I’m doing this, hoping to share my love of traveling with all of those around me, both near and far.