I wish I could scream it loud enough for every soul to hear me. The famous quote “not all who wander are lost,” is a poem written by J. R. R. Tolkien in the famous Lord of the Ring books. This quote has been tattooed, scribbled, gratified and spoken but no one seems to hear it because I have been asked too many times “what are you running from,” or “what are you trying to find?” These questions refer loosely to my addiction to travel. To barefoot, messy, no sleep, train station, Jack Kerouac style adventures. But, I am not running from anything. And, I kindly request this questioned to be rephrased (although you’ll get a similar answer). “What are you running to,” would be a much easier question to ask. Because instead of me responding in a defensive “nothing,” you will see my eyes glow with the mystery of a new response; “I’m not sure.” (But I can’t wait to find out)
So, the point I would like to make with this post, and I guess this blog in general is; I’m not lost, or confused. I am not misguided and my life isn’t any more of an “Eat, Pray, Love” roadmap to discovery as an average teenager. As a matter of fact, I have felt a lot more lost wandering aimlessly through the hallways of my high school than I ever have felt wandering through foreign deserts and endless forests.