Well, that’s it, I’ll never be a teenager again…..now that is a scary thought
I can remember when I turned 13, how excited I was, and now that stage is all over
I’ve lived 20 years now, that’s almost a quarter of my estimated life and I’ve spent most of it in school. Even now, I’m in my university library with a ton of books on Wales and the Norman Conquest sitting next to me, when all I really want to do is go walking, travelling, exploring…
I’m having a young adult crisis
For years I never really thought all that much about travel or walking, I much preferred sitting in my room, watching TV, playing games or reading. One day though, I brought a game called Skyrim, it was a fantasy style sandbox game where you could go off and explore this vast virtual world and vast it was. Everyday after school I’d turn on my Xbox and would play Skyrim, exploring every inch of this amazing world and have many adventures, even long after I’d completed its main story line. I got a satisfaction out of discovering new places and completing quests, no matter how small, I must of clocked in thousands of hours playing this game. I’d go so far as climb every individual mountain in the game, glitching my way up the side of them, to reach a peak only to immediately move on to another, every single peak offered a slightly different view of this beautiful world.
But slowly I started to run out of things to do, I began to tire of the sights and eventually I stopped playing Skyrim. But Skyrim gave me a different view of life, I realized that the beauty of Skyrim was also out there in the real world and the real world was a whole lot bigger. From then on, whenever I went on holiday I no longer wanted to stay shut in at the hotel, I want to get out and explore the world.
This has also been one of the advantages of this blog, its given me a new insight on my own life and what I want to do with it. Just this week I passed 3000 views and 100 followers and I have a ton of fun looking at the adventures that other people have been on and the places they’ve visited. But it all feeds my wanderlust. I cannot help but think of a quote from one of my favorite characters, Oberyn Martell from Game of Thrones
‘Tis a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us.’
Although most of us aren’t Princes of Dorne, I still intend to use these next 3 or 40 or 100 years to see as much of this world as I possibly can.
Looking back at these photos, perhaps my life isn’t as hemmed in as I thought…
Thus concludes my tale, if you enjoyed this story feel free to write in the comments, or leave a like and thanks for reading.