My life is boring. I go to college, I have fun on the weekends, sure! But I long for that exciting “rich person” life where I can do whatever I want wherever I want.
I want adventure and not have to worry about the responsibilities that an average person has to worry about, like school and money and eating and stuff like that.
Right now, I live in a college town in an apartment and literally all I do during the day is go to class/club meetings. When I’m not at class/club meetings, I’m in my room watching TV or movies on my laptop and dying of boredom thinking, “Does really it get better than this?” On the weekends, I’m at whatever lame party my friends invited me to where I desperately try to enjoy myself and squeeze as much fun out of lame parties as possible. Before college, I saw college party-themed movies and got super pumped for what was to come. But when I got to college, I found there weren’t live bands that played rock music in the basement of a frat house, there weren’t hundreds of people dancing to said music (in most cases), and there weren’t any stupid girls who would “do anything” for alcohol (ok, maybe that does happen…more than it should). I’m a sophomore and already I’m over college.
I want to travel the world and do exciting things. Check out the party scene in London, experience New York City, go camping in New Zealand. I sit in my room watching TV shows and movies about these fictional people who live awesome lives and it depresses me that I may never actually do anything “fun” in my life. When I say fun, I don’t mean the kind of fun that when your mom asks you, “how was Tommy’s house?”, you say in a monotonous tone, “it was fun, i guess.” I’m talking about fun as in para-sailing off the coast of Australia. Or jumping off a 1000ft. cliff into the ocean in Spain. Or spending a month camping in the most pristine, hidden parts of Yellowstone national park.
I don’t want to sit idly by my whole life stuck in a boring job in a boring town and surrounded by boring people doing the same boring things day after day. I want to live life to the fullest doing legendary things I couldn’t even imagine with amazing people who share the same sense of adventure as me. I always see, at fancy parties, people who attract huge crowds just to hear them tell epic stories about the crazy, adventurous life they’ve lived. I realized that up to this point in my life, I have never done anything so awesome that I could tell an epic story about it and people would actually be interested in it. I want to live a life where I can tell hundreds of thousands of stories like that! I want a life where I can tell a life story to a kid and have him think, “One day, I want to be exactly like Alex Macksoud!” I know I’m not the only person who thinks, “I can do so much better than this. I can BE so much better than this!” and never does anything about it. I want to actually do and be better.
Figuring out how is the hardest part. A part I have yet to discover. This is only one chapter in my life; one that I can regard as the worst and most poorly written in the book and a chapter that I hope will be over very soon. I can’t wait to see what else life has in store for me and I will do everything in my power to ensure my future is everything I want it to be and more!