Have you ever wondered what it would be like if there were no expectations? What type of world would it be like to only need to think for yourself? To only do things because you want to do them?

Well... I have... more than once actually.

All my life I've tried to be what everyone wanted me to be. Tried to satisfy everything everyone wanted.
It started from my childhood, getting good grades to make my parents happy. It then furthered into me aiming for a profession that I wasn't happy doing, it took me falling in love with a new subject and failing time after time to realize how 'not for me' that profession was.

It's scary how so many people can manipulate you or influence you into doing something your not fond of just because you want to make them happy, you want them to be proud of you.

Going back to the first question. Imagine a life with no expectations, a place where everyone does everything, not because of societal norms or influences outside ourselves, but because you want to. A place where your only aim is to be happy.

Imagine choosing a job and not worrying about living off it, not worrying how much money you can make from it.

I truly believe that we are born into a society where confirmation is the only way to live. We are raised to find pleasure and happiness through being able to provide for a family you will one day have. To aim to raise good well-rounded children and to teach them to do the same. We are stuck in the cycle of neverending plainness (if that's even a proper word), to never try a live out our out of this world, ridiculously unreasonable dreams. To live our life by playing with toys as kids, going out and partying as teenagers and studying till we have a family of our own and just work for them. We are so focused on comfort we forgot about happiness. But our generation want's more. Today our generation are putting aside studying and family to travel, to live out a dream that everyone told them was impossible to achieve, too idealistic. Today we are working to get money for ourselves forgetting about everyone else.

To me travel is one of the most important things in the world, it opens up your view of the world, teaches you things that a conventional classroom can't. It's something priceless.
That's what I want to do, I want to travel.

today I am 18 years old studying at university, studying that subject I fell in love with, knowing all well and good that I cant make a career out of it but not really caring. Cuse the reality is that it doesn't matter who I please if I cant please myself.

I hope that sentence, that final statement is something that stays with you.
Nwriter xx