I think there’s something exciting about the idea of travelling the world that makes people agitated to hoist a backpack, drop everything and take a one-year trip around the globe. Perhaps it’s the thrill of becoming passive observer in an exotic new culture or of fleeing from the normality of everyday life. What do you guys think? For me, it’s the idea of both. I want the sense of anonymity in a foreign country where no one knows who I am and I can do whatever I want. But I also long for a short escape from any expectation, responsibility and just reality in general. I long for that sweet thought of freedom…

However, recently I came to think that maybe my urge to leave home and explore the world made me take for granted the beauty of my origin.

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I don’t usually consider myself a spontaneous person. I have a huge calendar plastered on my bedroom wall where I make plans days and sometimes even months in advance. I like knowing roughly how my day would unfold and what to expect. But I have to admit I do get a rush of adrenaline every time I decide to do something unplanned and spontaneous. Plus I think the best memories I’ve made are usually from those spur of the moment decisions. Perhaps it’s a sign that I should forget the calendar and loosen up a little? Henceforth, this Sunshine Coast road trip.

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