Happy New Year fellas! As I’m so excited and hopeful about the new year I’m also very grateful about the last year. Finally, some things started falling into places and it really gave me more positivity.
One of the highlights of the last year was my trip to the United states of America.
It was such a sudden plan. However, I was very determined that no matter what I’m now going on this trip. It all started in July when I was just randomly checking air fares for random destinations and realized that the tickets aren’t as expensive as I used to think. I immediately contacted my friend in US who always asked me to pay him a visit. Everything worked out and I applied for the leaves and Visa of course.
It was undoubtedly my biggest vacation till date and I was very aware that I’ll have to spend some good amount because I also wanted to visit my childhood dream destination, Disneyland and Universal studios.
Honestly speaking, I was already not in very good financial state. Though my stay and food were sorted for most of the days of my stay as I was supposed to stay at my friend’s place still Visa expenses, flight tickets (International and internal) and park tickets were alone going up to 1 Lac Rs.
As random as the though was, I was very much determined. I had read this quote online “travel when you are young and able” and it stuck with me. Yes, money is important, and one needs to manage his/her finances. But it shouldn’t be a hindrance from living ones’ life. I made blunders in past and I was already on recovery phase so now it was time to live life, spend money wisely and on things which will genuinely bring happiness to me, travel is one of them.
Now biggest challenge was to get the Visa. I had heard getting US visa is difficult, they reject your application and you don’t even know the reason. Daily so many people apply for the visa. My friend even had told me story of her two friends whose tourist visa was rejected. But I was so much filled with positivity that I only focused on things which are in my favor. For questionnaire I watched couple of videos and prepared myself. On the day of the interview I took all the documents one could possibly ask for. And it’s still hard to believe, the interviewer asked me 99.99% questions which I had though would be asked. He didn’t even check one single document except my passport and my visa application was approved. I knew the real power of being positive that day. I followed the rules of secret, I had booked flight tickets (Rs. 65,000) which were non-refundable but not single time I thought what if I don’t get visa.
I brought this trip in my life with all the power of positivity. When I see my pictures I still sometimes can’t believe that I have been to this country. Not on company’s expenses but on my own. So in the end I’ll suggest you all, “Travel while you are young and able”. You might have money when you grow old, but you might not be in condition to walk all day in theme parks, to climb a mountain or to sit on a roller coaster.
Live your life while making a living.