You know that girl with a bit messy hair, sun-touched skin and weird patterned clothes. With a rucksack on her back, head high in the clouds and huge smile on her face. Are you afraid of her? Good, you should. Not because she might be dangerous. But because she is hard to catch.
She’s not a girl who gets satisfied with fridays movie nights, all inclusive holidays twice a year and chinese buffet for a birthday lunch.This is not how you make her fall in love with you. She doesn’t find her life fullfiled or complete until she gets into the plane. That’s what she loves, and that’s what she needs, deep travel into the unknown. She doesn’t need company or permission, she is free like a bird, so whenever she feels so, she just goes.
It’s not a girl who will settle in a monotonous 5-9 office job, with over than average salary and loads of benefits, which most people are dreaming about. But she doesn’t care about the money, nor she doesn’t care about the comfort. She feels comfortable in a local bus crossing mountains in Nepal, she feels herself sitting on the grass and having bowl of rice with her indonesian friends, she is the best version of herself surrounded by african kids in a gambian school.
I am not saying she is better because of her passion, but surely she is different. You can feel it when you talk to an artist right? And so you can feel it when you talk to a traveler. It’s not a hobby, it’s her life. Sometimes you might find her chaotic, too spontaneous or not serious at all but on the other hand you will see that her soul is always calm and her mind is balanced.
This girl will never stop seek for new experiences, new adventures and new places. Once you move to Barcelona, she will start missing Bali. She sees the world with her eyes widely open. She doesn’t see the borders or different colours of the skin. She understands the world through miles to explore and oceans to cross.
So, are you ready for it? For being always unsure if she will come back? For worrying about her while she is getting lost between moroccon streets? And for constantly thinking – “Am I enough?”. Can you handle it?
But, don’t get me wrong. She is not a bad girl.
She will open your mind for things you never had an idea about. She will challenge you, but she will also inspire. She won’t be possessive or control your every single step, she values her freedom and privacy so much, that she would never take them away from you. She is the girl you can talk with all night long about the football world cup, universe or endangered animals. You will never be bored with her. She is the one who will teach you how to enjoy the smallest things in your life, run in the rain and listen to the tweeting birds. Sometimes you will look for her and you will find her in a coffee shop chatting with a friend from Argentina. She might not answer your calls, but only because she will be absorbed by the book about climbing Kilimanjaro. She can book a flight without letting you know. Not because she wants to go alone – but because she will be sure you will join her.
Yes, she is independent. So don’t think she chooses you because she needs you. You couldn’t be more wrong. She chooses you because she likes you. Because she feels good with you. Because you are special. And she doesn’t talk about all those cities she’s been traveling to to show off or make you jealous, she is doing it because now she would like to go there once again, but with you. She is inviting you to her world.