Scene 1 ( En route to Kodaikanal in a Tempo Traveller with a Mercedes sticker glued to my left window and John legend’s All of Me playing in the background, my mind ricochets back to our late night conversation)
Dvn: I need your help with a decision, asked I nonchalantly at 2 am in the night.
Muse: Tell me.
Dvn: There's this upcoming event at Murudeshwar (scuba Diving) from Jan 10 to 13th, 2020 organized by The Nomadic Lust for just 8k (All departures from Bangalore). I so want to go. However, I'm pretty much occupied with my office work and would no doubt suffer from a guilty conscience if I don't get the deliverables on time. Moreover, I might be losing on days. Then again, experience taught me to go for projects where you observe small opportunity costs and high rewards. Now tell me what should I do? 😁
My muse came up with a one liner: Go for it, Fomo doesn't help!
And that was it. That’ exactly what I needed at that moment. That extra push. Now for some reason, I couldn’t make it to Scuba but embarked upon the Vattakanal and Kodai Trip on Jan 24th.
Trust me on this, living in a city like Bangalore sometimes feels like biting down on the bitter end of a cucumber. You really got to move your butt out of your comfort zone, meet new people, share new experiences and make new memories.
Speaking of solo trips, my first trip to Gandikota and Bellum caves back in Dec 2019 turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Now hold your horses, I'll come up with a detailed version of that pretty soon.