I would always see travellers, solo travellers n dream of trading their lives with that of mine. Never got the courage to rebel against everyone n conquer my dreams, probably i needed a kick which i got in August'2016. So this happened, when my family being the typical Indian family wanted me to get married (which i guess was the ultimate moto of their lives since i opened my eyes into this world). Since ever, I wasn't allowed to step out of the house except for going to school/college/office, leave alone travelling outside the city. So i was one of the kinds who was limited to the boundaries of her home or may be thecity sometimes until they got me engaged to a guy of who i approved of though. As soon as i got engaged i started developing this feeling of repulsion, fear n indecisiveness when it came to getting married. I spoke to my family n the guy about this that I wasn't ready for the marriage but no one understood me or perhaps they could not. I cried, sulked for a month n then finally decided to break the bars n run away in search of my peace of mind. I didn't know where to go n what to do alone, nevertheless, i booked my tickets to delhi n left home in the morning, giving everyone the impression that i was going to office, dropped a message to my parents that i will take care of myself n would come back when i feel like, so not to worry and switched off my phone thereafter. As soon as i switched on my phone, messages n calls started pouring in, as expected, but by then, everyone knew and somewhere accepted that i am out of their hands now. I pacified them somehow. After a long thought, i logged in to Tripoto, n after applying different permutations n combinations of what places i could visit that were not very far, or that ican afford, or that would ensure my safety being a lone female traveller, and that would solve my purpose of finding some peace, I decided that i would explore Uttarakhand as much as i would be able to. I booked volvo for hrishikesh, fir 2 days i was there, sitting a the parmarth niketan for hours, quietly watching the unstoppable Ganga, the magnificent aarti, the narrow roads, masala chai, choti wala, ram jhula, laxman jhula, and a lot of peace. 3rd day i took a flight from dehradun to delhi, from delhi i took a taxi to nainital. Took shelter to a friend's place, n explored mall road, the lake, boat house club, egg maggi, etc etc. After all this i realised one thing, that all my life i have been doing things i was not completely happy from, but while i was doing this i found the answer to my question that what have i taken birth for? what would give me the happiness that i look for? The contentment or fulfilment that i crave for? N the answer was this. Freedom of choice.