The lonely travels of a 23 years old kitesurfing girl can imply a lot of stories, funny, sad, happy and crazy stories. We thought some of them where good enough to share with the world so, here you have some of them. We hope you like them.
Photos cannot describe what I just saw and, specially, felt. It was something magestic, magic and unique. I could tell you right now what I saw but, for that, I first need to explain you how I got to this moment:
20 de April, 2017. AGAIN at the airport. Once again, I managed to sneak all my excess luggage into the plain. More than 45kg’s of bags plus my backpack.
I kinda float through the airport, almost without noticing the steps I do or follow. I go through customs and security and I sit with my laptop close from the boarding while I make some last minute calls to my family. And, here we are, again sitting on a plane.
Airports, planes, bags… Are just part of the routine of my life but, today, something happened that made me change a little bit the way I see and I do things. It also made my routine have a little bit more of ‘color’.
As always, I find my seat on the plane and wait impatient for the plane to take off. You know what it is, traveling in a plane, you normally don’t speak to the person that sits besides you. How crazy is this? We spend 2, 4, 9 hours besides someone we don’t even know the name! So depending of my mood I try to, at least say hi to the person sitting besides me. Today I was not really feeling it but I did noticed that besides I had a old lady that seemed very happy, excited and cheerful. The aircraft takes off.
After a while, the woman touches my shoulder and, when I looked at her she pointed out the window. I look at the window and, wow! Those mountains full of snow where so beautiful!
No, this was not the breathtaking views I am talking about in the beggining but, this little event made me go through a whole day of thinking about my life. She made me realize that, it’s been a while since the last time I looked out the window of an airplane! The whole airport thing was just such a big routine for me that I stopped (already some time ago) appreciating what’s around me.
This little event also made me think of a chat I had with a friend some weeks ago that more or I can resume in the following sentence: “Julia, how come you stopped doing so many of the cool things you were doing when you started kiting?”
I spend the rest of my trip thinking of how I started my kitesurfing adventure (and dream), in how stoked I was for everything in the beginnig, in how I was telling my stories in Facebook and in how people would be stoked reading them and would serve them as inspiration. I took some more minutes to realize it was a long time I didn’t do all of this and that, I should start doing it again!
“Remind people of what they forgot”
Well, so, going back to the begginig of this post… In my flight from Oslo to New York I decided to look a bit more around me, again. It was then when out of the window I saw one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen (and I got even more conscious about how lucky I am to be able to pursue my dream life). Out of the window I basically saw the moon on earth. A crazy beautiful snowy landscape, huge mountains , big pieces of ice and probably some enormous iceberg, drifting around, a bit like me 😉
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