Often looking out of a window you see the dreary, monotonous weather that is all too common in the UK. There are either clouds covering the sky or clouds covering the sky whilst it is raining, sunshine is few and far between.
Looking around yourself you often find four walls that are decorated to some style or another and furniture that has been purchased from your nearest shop. But doesn’t it all get boring to look at? That was my thought around four years ago when I decided to plan what I would do after I completed my degree.
I, at the age of twelve, had already decided that this was not the way I wanted to live the rest of my life, instead I wanted to get out of the small town that I was living in up on the Norfolk coast, design and repair my own vehicle and travel, and I still hold onto that plan today. I had realised that the world I was confined within was far too small, I could walk down the street and see the same faces again and again, and I didn’t want that. I saw the lack of cultural diversity that surrounded me, and I discovered how little I had experienced.
Therefore, I planned to restore an old American school bus – yes, one of those big yellow boxes from all the movies. I plan to personally build the interior into a functional home that will allow me to move around without being tied to one town or city. I do not intend for this to be for the entirety of my life, but I have realised how little culture we are able to experience within the British school system and that it is up to us to develop our experiences and understanding of the world, which is why I believe that travelling is incredibly important. I do not believe that our current society provides a place for it to be a way of life, too many contracts and laws, but I do believe that it is something I will experience during my life and will be all the better for it.