Usually I am a very responsible teenager. I don’t do reckless things. I have always liked school. I have always wanted to go to university, get a job, and settle down.
Until today apparently. While at the book store I work in, I was sorting through the travel section, and was overcome with an overwhelming urge to run to the nearby airport and hop on a plane. I was quite frantic really, which may have been due to the single cup of coffee surging through my unusually small body.
I felt like I was having an “early”-life crisis! I’m too young to go to school so early and spend minimum of 4 years there, then get a job, and then settle down, get married, and have kids. I know i’m exaggerating a tad, but where, in all of that, can a person find a time to travel amongst student loans, moving out, and starting a new job??
And so, all day my thoughts were focused on the possibility of going away. Europe crossed my mind, then Australia, and finally. Newfoundland. You see, I want to go away on more than just a trip. I need to get out of British Columbia for more than just a week or a month.
I was thinking 6 months actually.
I was thinking: buy a ticket, and just go. Get a job and an apartment when I get there and just live there for as long as I could before I went broke. Which I’m sure would happen eventually. What’s the worst that could happen? I actually might LOVE it? That beautiful coastline, the tiny towns, the friendliness of St. Johns. I want to live in the middle of a place like that. Buy a cheap bike when I get there and just enjoy figuring everything out on my own. I’m not sure what I think of this new adventurousness I’m displaying. I always thought of myself as free-spirited, but even this is new territory for me.
I would love for my boyfriend to come and experience this with me, but I think he might be hard to convince. He’s more of a home-body than I am. He wouldn’t enjoy it as much as I would. But his spontaneity surprises me some times, you never know.
What’s better than a Canadian, English-speaking city; minutes from the beach, kilometres from small towns, and close to towering cliffs over the ocean?