July 12th & 13th, 2021 – Listening to TWICE’s Alcohol-Free.
To be honest, I’ve never been on a really bad vacation. Of course there were moments I absolutely hated during vacations, but they didn’t instantly mean I despised the vacation itself. There are always good and bad parts of certain things.
I hate getting on and off a bus, though I am fine with the bus ride itself. I wish I could just teleport in and out the bus without having to climb the stair, knocking over seats and people and wondering where to sit — all the while dragging a heavy bag and making sure my head doesn’t bump the roof. I also dislike aisle seat because I don’t know where to look for the rest of the ride. Should I face front? Should I watch the TV? Should I look at the window even though I have to risk meeting eyes with the person who sits beside me? Or maybe I should just look down on my lap and make up my own TV show inside my head.
I have these problems with all public transportations. Some less than the others, but generally I dislike them. I think public transportation in Indonesia is just uncomfortable, to say the least. Every time I had to go somewhere during my college days, I was contemplating whether to call for online ride, take out my bicycle, or just walk. Mostly I took the last option, if the destination was not too far.
That’s why when I’m thinking about a dream vacation, I think about the ones that will include the least amount of travelling using public transportation. I just want to fly or ride a train to a town or village, book a room, and spend the whole holiday there. No theme park, no museum, no giant monument. Just a place to live in a new place. Experience every day life as if I’m moving there and not just taking a holiday trip.
After all, taking a break doesn’t have to be fancy or gigantic, right? It just means experiencing new things and changing up your routine. For me, it means taking out different aspects of my life and replacing it with something else. Be it a new scenery, a new set of menu, or a conversation in a new language — making the small things in my life different is a holiday too.
Credit: Journal prompt by myhoneststudyblr.