Yes I Am The Wanderlust

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A little over two years ago I found myself constantly perusing the internet for a place to inspire my wandering mind. Having always had restless feet and a wandering heart, all I wanted to achieve was a life of travel. Without the funds to permanently be on the road, I decided to create this little space in my diary where I could share stories and photos from my travels, inspire and informs others, and connect with like minded globetrotters around the world. It was my outlet, my creative space, and the place I turned to when I wanted to escape into a whimsical world of adventures.

Live in hills and stay calm

Photo of Kunzum Pass, Dhar Thachakarpo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sonali Gurung

Here’s to you little dreamer.

Here’s to you little dreamer, wandering the world, following your passions as they come Living in the present, smiling, laughing and seemingly at ease. You are a positive energy that attracts people, you are never alone until you want to be and that suits you just fine. Jobs you want you get – for the most part – and when you want something you go head on, all in and work hard.

You are the picture of someone who has it all together but inside, you tremble when you think of the future.

Kids are the most innocent creatures

Photo of Rangrik, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sonali Gurung

You’re 25 now. Half way to 50 they say.

You still have no idea what you want to do when you ‘grow up’ or at least, one particular idea. There are numerous possibilities, millions of ideas passing through your head but you can’t grab one for long enough before something else sneaks in. The one question that always knocks you down is ‘where do you see yourself in x amount of time’ because your answer is always ‘I’m not sure/I have no idea/oh, maybe here or there’.

Im in love with him

Photo of Yes I Am The Wanderlust by Sonali Gurung

You’re smart, kind and caring. Your passions stretch across the board and you wonder ‘why can I only choose one’. You look up to people who seem to have it together, the people with a plan. They are heading in a direction, they will make enough money and probably have a pension one day. But you little dreamer, are still hopping around, some days you don’t have enough money for food and credit card debt rears its head. Unsure of how long you will stay in one place, you don’t have a single area you recognize as home. You are not money motivated little dreamer, you see working as an annoying must do to earn the living you feel you are entitled to. To live on earth and experience it costs a lot, but does it really have to.

Parvati valley here we are

Photo of Jogini Falls, Vashist, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sonali Gurung

You, dreamer, are not prepared to shackle yourself to a job which only allows you minimal ‘me’ time a year, a designated segment of time you have to ‘request’. Why should i ask for time off to visit my family at Christmas? Why should i only have 2 weeks off a year to do what i want with. How is that fair?

You are not conventional. You have never done things ‘the same as everyone else’ and that’s not on purpose, it’s just you. But little dreamer, you may not have a plan but at least you know what you don’t want in life and you’re brave enough to stand up against that.

Little dreamer you are following your heart and chasing the dreams. All the small dreams and big dreams a like.

While you may not aspire to one particular lifestyle maybe that is perfect for you. Because maybe, little dreamer, you are exactly where you need to be right now and that’s all that matters.

Remember that the people you think have it all together often look at you with envy. Your carefree way of life, existence, is something to be proud of. You may be deemed as selfish but really, who else do you have to support in life. You have no attachments to any one place or any one person and that fits you perfectly.

Kibber Riverside

Photo of Kibber, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sonali Gurung

While some days you may want a plan, remember back to those days where you sat with your head in your hands. Staring out the window at the birds and the squirrels playing in the trees. How free they seemed. Living for them. Remember that envy you had. Remember the plans you made to make your life as close to the carefree birds and squirrels as possible.

So keep dreaming

Keep being different and not following the norms. Have adventures, chase butterflies, sleep in, quit your job if you hate it, go someplace new, laugh, cry, dance and love. Don’t go back to something because you feel it’s whats expected from you, run from that. Instead run to what you crave, what you love, what your passion is. Because that is where you shine.

Fly high

Photo of Rangrik, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sonali Gurung

So here’s to you little dreamer, please don’t think about a plan right now. Why would you want to know where you will be in x amount of time. Isn’t it more fun to just wait and see?

Just be a Nomad and say Yes I’m The Wanderlust.

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