On days like today I wish I was backpacking through Europe, or exploring New Zealand, or literally anywhere else in the world but here. I feel so useless, sitting at a desk, while there is so much out there to see and do and live. I want to make a difference, and I can’t do that until I figure out where I’m meant to be, and who I’m meant to be.
Okay y’all, get ready for a Doctor Who reference. Don’t worry, if you’re not a proud nerd like myself – I’ll explain.
I want to be the real-life Rose Tyler, I so wish I was her.
If you’re not familiar with Rose Tyler – she is The Doctor’s first companion. The Doctor is a Time Lord; he travels through time & space, saving the Universe again and again. The Doctor’s space ship is called the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), and it’s disguised as a 1950’s police call box. After Rose meets the Doctor by accident, she helps him save the Earth. Then he invites her to go with him – anywhere and everywhere in the Universe. She leaves everything behind to go adventure… and adventure and adventure. How incredible would that be, to just be able to take off and leave everything behind. No responsibilities, no bills, no drama – just adventuring (of course my cat & dog would have to tag along too). While, obviously, I can’t time travel or explore other worlds or save the Earth – I am still waiting for my Doctor to pop up, sweep me off my feet and take me on adventures.
I don’t think anyone can be completely comfortable with their position in life until they’ve been able to explore the world, at least some of it. I know that I am where I’m supposed to be right now – but not for long. There’s too much to see and experience to be stuck in one place for the rest of my life.
So, friends – let’s adventure.