Wanderlust is a feeling to experience which makes you happy even in your most uncomfortable times.
How does it feel when something exciting fascinates you but because of some reason you cannot accomplish it? But you see others marking the same checklist you have? There was something about travelling and adventures that touched me deep inside, because it inspired me to view the world from a different perspective.
Somewhere I understood my physical and mental limitations so I took a step back because may be I was not enough passionate about it. The problem is that we’ve lost any real sense of what ‘passion’ means. It’s not what gives you bliss or makes you happy 24/7, but what you’re willing to suffer for — what you genuinely believe to be worth the sacrifice. So, in the past years I was not allowed to travel much but an untimely demise of my mother made me think that death can catch us anytime and made me realize over time that there is more to life than just its mere existence!
With all my courage and a firm decision I moved to a new city and this time my father didn’t stop me. Moving out for the first time from my hometown, I knew there will be obstacles, but they all will be new and I was more than ready to face them all with happiness because this time I knew I can live my dream and will be able to explore new places and meet new people, at least interesting if not ‘like’ minded. As they say good things don’t come easy. But difficult people were never a problem for me…Eventually I became a confident personality when I started not to think what others will think. This was an amazing advice I got from one of my close friends I had met.
Fast forward to one year I was asked to join a trek called ‘Chadar frozen river trek’. Without any doubt this trek tops the list of top 10 toughest trek of India and the fun part was I didn’t know this and without giving it a second thought I had said ‘yes’ because I love exploring new places. The day came and we were engulfed with snow for straight 7 days at 11,500ft height above sea level with the temperature fluctuating between 15 to 35 degrees. I was in a state of bliss at this wonder of a place! (Itinerary details)
The nervous sweaty feeling when you walk on a river which is half frozen – you never know the path you are walking on can break any time, when you hear that crack sound and your heart skips a beat, when you are tired as anything but you have to do only thing is walk.
Yes you feel devastated at some point of time but all it takes is mental strength more than physical to accomplish it. Travel is not always pretty and comfortable. Sometimes it hurts; it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, heart, and on your body, but everything is worth it. You take something with you.
Experiences don’t come inside cozy homes, you have to step out. I am so glad that I chose to go and not stay back. I realized that is all in your head at the end choice