Laws of Life Essay
20 January 2015
Sincerely, A Happy Traveller
It was May of 2005, approximately a week and a half after school let out. I was six years of age and I was filled with resfeber. I’d been on many planes prior to this one. I had been to Indiana quite often by plane, but this time I’d be going somewhere much farther, past the vast Atlantic Ocean. At the age of six, I was getting on my first international flight, and at that very moment I knew that traveling, no matter the destination, was my perfect, happy place. The older I grew, the more I related to Ibn Battuta, who says, “Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Whether it’s just the hour and a half car ride to Atlanta or across the ocean to Israel, I’m always prepared to share my experiences and adventures with everyone. With every experience comes joy and knowledge, from the people you meet to the things you try, it’s guaranteed that you will have a story to tell. Most kids my age would tell you they feel the most content around their friends, or at the beach in the summer. But if you asked me where I feel the most content with my life, I’d just tell you to throw a dart on a map of the whole world and send me packing for a week’s stay. When I return home from my wonderful endeavor, I will have a novel of experiences prepared to share, all of course which have made me a happier and more
intelligent person than I was prior to my trip. The older I get throughout the years, the more my wanderlust grows.
Spring break of 2014, my mother and I took a twoweek trip to the country of Turkey. During the two weeks, we visited nine different cities and participated in countless excursions with our group. Not only did we meet people from Turkey, but also we were fortunate to have made new friends from other states in the United Sates and the ...
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