A Whole New World.

I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m doing absolutely nothing on this Saturday afternoon or the fact that I was writing about Venice the other day while play Aladdin’s “A Whole New World” on repeat (great lyrics, I too want no one to tell me no or where to go or say I’m only dreaming) but I’m having one of those days. It’s not that I don’t love my friends (because I do 60% of the time) but I just wish I had someone as hungry as I am to see the world. I come off as reckless to most and that I can’t stay put, plan out what I really want out of life (aka settling down) and yes I don’t know what I want BUT I know what I don’t want and thats to live my life to the standards of the people around me. As you can tell by my blog, I often talk about traveling… so much to the point that I’ve been told to “settle down” when I talk about how “I want to spend a summer in ____” (the blank ranges from a beach in Cali or Greece to backpacking anywhere and everywhere). In so many ways I am NOT a go getter … But it came to my realization just the other day that when I truly want something (mostly something done) I do it. So when I start thinking of where I want to go next… I draw a blank on who I will be going with and that truly sucks. I really have no problem traveling alone and I have done it (and made amazing friends) but I wish there were more people who … As much as I hate to say this word … But, people who would “yolo” hahaha (you only live once, so ugly right?) Anyway, I noticed that with age I have come to be more eager on seeing every corner of earth. No joke, I want to see Asia… I want to go back to the Middle East (where I’m originally from). I think a culture shock is what I’m craving. I feel like every other week someone I know or someone my age is either getting engaged, married, having a baby or getting some kind of promotion and I can honestly say that I’m just not there yet… I am never jealous or even concerned about my mind being somewhere completely different (which is scary to some) and the only time I feel an ounce of sadness is when I see someone on a trip to a place that I love or would love to visit (like a weirdo ex girlfriend seeing her ex boyfriend or in some situations depending on where the person is… current boyfriend with someone else). Living in Canada is hands down one of the best gifts my parents have given me because it not only is one of the best countries to live in, but it also gives people like me opportunities and freedom to travel to other places without any issues. I think that is a large part of the reason why I’m not doing what most people my age are (settling down, planning out their whole entire future). I think my heart really, at this point in time, belongs to traveling. I often wonder what I would do if I won the lottery and the excitement I get from globe trotting is abnormal. What is almost stranger is that I know it’s in my fate to some way and some how do it all without my fake illusions of lottery winnings. We all have something we love and yes I know everyone does want to travel all the time but I am serious when I say there is almost NOTHING in this world I wouldn’t give up to well… See the world? So these are my weirdo (emo?) thoughts on this Saturday afternoon. I will leave you with the song that I play everytime I get on my computer and type in the search engine “cheap flights to ____” and I quote I love the most.
Yes, I am aware that this song is about sharing the experience with someone else.. but lets move on! xx

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A Whole New World Lyrics
Aladdin

Aladdin: I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?
I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride
A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no or where to go
Or say we’re only dreaming

Princess Jasmine: A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I’m way up here, it’s crystal clear
That now I’m in a whole new world with you
Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feelings
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky
A whole new world
Aladdin: A hundred thousand things to see (Hold your breath, it gets better)

Princess Jasmine: I’m like a shooting star
I’ve come so far
I can’t go back
To where I used to be

Aladdin: A whole new world
Princess Jasmine: Every turn a surprise

Aladdin: With new horizons to pursue
Princess Jasmine: Every moment gets better
Both: I’ll chase them anywhere
There’s time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

Aladdin: A whole new world
Princess Jasmine: A whole new world
Aladdin: That’s where we’ll be
Princess Jasmine: That’s where we’ll be
Aladdin: A thrilling place
Princess Jasmine: A wondrous place
Both: For you and me
Send “A Whole New World” Ringtone to your cell

4 thoughts on “A Whole New World.

  1. Dear beautiful fellow traveler, dreamer and owner of one itchy-ass pair of feet,
    You are brave and fabulous and I know you´ll be rewarded for following your gut not only by a buttload of unbelievable, life-altering experiences, but also by people who “get” your repulsion to the idea of settling down before you´re ready, and your dedication to seeing the world. You are not behind, you are ahead! If nothing else, blogging has shown me there are a lot of us out here. Reading your post made me so happy to recognize another person with the same worries that she´s pushed aside in favor of embracing her wanderlust. We´re on the right path. And you write a kick-ass blog.
    Carry on!

    • Wow. That is the nicest and most rewarding comment I have received. Thank you so much! Looking forward to reading about your adventures. Do you mind if I screen shoot this comment and post it on my blog so that fellow travellers can see and also relate? xx

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