Sometimes, I just like to write. When I can't escape life or I get caught up in the every day routine, I like to create stories that allow me to explore other life scenarios that involve adventures. Because, we all know that I love adventures. Well, this story is just that. A story of a girl that leaves for a year-long (or more), present day, adventure around the nation. Yes, the world sounds more adventurous (and maybe that will happen one day), but for now she is staying in the USA.
Remember, this is just me writing for the heck of it. I don't actually plan on publishing anything or this becoming something greater. Here is a little snippet.
It had been a year. One year since she had first dreamed up this idea of leaving everything behind for something else, for somewhere else, for an adventure. She wasn't sure where she was going, but she knew that there was no way she was backing out now. This past year had brought with it so many dreams and ideas that it only made her more excited to get started. Yes, she would be spending most of the time in her car and her nights in a tent somewhere. Yes, her clothes may get extra wrinkly and eventually need some cleaning. Yes, there were going to be times when her money ran low and she would have to spend a little while in one place. She wasn't exactly thrilled about this part, mainly because she was ready to spend this year only doing what she desired. And yes, she might just get lonely a time or two, but she was ready for this trip. She needed this trip. This trip had been one year in the making and nothing was going to stop her now.
She had decided to leave her house when both of her parents were at work. It just seemed easier that way, especially for her mom. If she had had to say goodbye to her mom, it would have been worse. The goodbyes would have been dragged out and that wouldn't have been good for anyone. She wasn't going on this trip to abandon or hurt feelings. This trip was to explore and learn about herself and the world around her. Well, at least the nation. She probably wouldn't actually get out of the country on this trip, but if there was a way to make that happen she would certainly take it. Plus, it wasn't like they were living in the olden times. This was the age of iPhones and the internet, Facebook and Twitter, virtually she wasn't going anywhere. Her plan was to call home every Sunday and FaceTime whenever she reached another destination. She wasn't leaving her parents behind; she was taking them with her in every way imaginable.
Her trusty SUV seemed liked it was going to be her best friend throughout this journey. She was so thankful for that vehicle, because it was another reason her parents even considered letting her do this. Not that she necessarily needed their permission, she was 22, but it was still important for her to have their blessing. Dad always said that if there was something she wanted to do, she would find a way to do it. She was glad that he understood her reasoning behind the trip, even though she could never actually give a straightforward reason. Her car was loaded with just the essentials, which was a miracle in itself. Ever since she could remember she had always over packed! In the past, she would pack everything, because the moment she didn't pack that shirt from her sophomore year of college, she knew she was going to need it.
As she was stopped at a red light, she looked behind her. She saw her yellow and gray travel pack stuffed to the brim and remembered how she thought the zippers were going to pop as she carefully guided them along their tracks and knew how there was no way all of those contents were going to fit back into that bag. Next to her pack was her two-person tent that matched her bag. She had pitched that tent in her backyard many times, dreaming of the nights that she would finally be sleeping under the stars somewhere else, somewhere new. Besides the fact that that tent was easy to set up and did a great job of blocking out the cold wind, her favorite part was that she could uncover the roof and see the stars above her as she laid deep down inside her sleeping bag. She couldn't wait to fall asleep under new skies. Among her other possessions she had books, journals, extra camping gear, a few extra clothes, and her camera.
The light turned green and she turned left onto the two lane highway that led out of town.
She was heading North.
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