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22 – I feel Old; Old Enough

I turned 22 sometimes in September and I felt old, I thought to myself, what have I done? What have I achieved? What have I been doing with my life? I looked in the mirror while ruminating, I still looked young but I was no longer the youngest in the room, in most rooms at that. I realized, I just had to find ME. I was old enough, I could be wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted.

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I always wanted to travel and see the world around me, see places, be exposed to different cultures, to perceive and try something new, I could never always be in a place, I just wanted to get somewhere, I wanted to explore and get out there, but there was always an issue, no one ever wanted to go with me, no one around me felt traveling just to see another place or explore was good enough reason, they had to be going on a business trip, visiting some family or friend, attending a destination wedding or going on a family vacation and trust me there are restrictions of freedom in these instances.

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Earlier in the year, I had decided that if no one was going to go with me, I was going to go alone, I was going to go solo, on my own, by myself and with myself. It was almost the end of the year and I had done nothing. It was at this point I decided to do it. I was old enough and didn’t need anyone. However, still bothered about the idea of solo travel, I ran the idea of exploring somewhere different through a couple of friends and as usual, I got turned down. At this point I decided it was time. To avoid the criticism and lectures that comes with a female solo traveling and the inherent dangers involved, I told friends and family that I was going on a vacation with my colleagues in the office. I chose a destination, processed my visa, started having doubts, cleared the doubts by getting a ticket and off I went.

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31 Comments

  • Reply Prince Adewale Charles December 12, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Anu, life is all about determination, I admire Your courage, keep it up and strive more to accomplish great achievement in life. Cheers.

    • ae
      Reply ae December 12, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      Thanks so much dear

  • Reply Jadesola Sokunbi December 18, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    You just spoke my thought, I really want to see the world

    • ae
      Reply ae December 19, 2015 at 12:55 am

      You should! Every1 should!

  • Reply Ojo Temitayo Titilope December 19, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Sure, you’ve always had that enthusiasm in you…Baby geh, you got what it takes to take what you got further. I believe in you because you are a ‘forever’ person. Therefore, with a big grin on my face, I move the motion….*drum roll* #teamFindingae #teamFindingae #teamFindingae P.S: my phone already registered it.

    • ae
      Reply ae December 19, 2015 at 12:57 am

      Yay! Thanks love…this means a whole lot…*kisses*

  • Reply Olopade sesan December 22, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Good ambition,great beginning, God is ur strength,one love

    • ae
      Reply ae December 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Thanks so much bro!

  • Reply plus December 22, 2015 at 10:33 am

    sheer determination
    Bravo (y)

    • ae
      Reply ae December 23, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Thanks dear

  • Reply Adejumoke December 23, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Great job sis……proud of you

    • ae
      Reply ae December 31, 2015 at 10:39 am

      Thanks Dear

  • Reply Adepeju Igbokwe January 1, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Proud of you Boo.

    • ae
      Reply ae January 1, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks boo!

  • Reply Anani Elizabeth Ayodele January 1, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Nice one sweet,keep it up………so much proud of you

    • ae
      Reply ae January 1, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks hun!

  • Reply ABDUL ABDULLATEEF January 1, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Interesting,…. But u left me outta d fun

    • ae
      Reply ae January 3, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      Lol 😉

  • Reply Ross January 8, 2016 at 7:20 am

    In life we all have to do what gives us a purpose ,so go on and explore the world , we would be here to see it through your eyes.

    • ae
      Reply ae January 8, 2016 at 10:23 am

      Thanks so much, this means a lot

  • Reply akande oluwadamilola January 17, 2016 at 6:22 am

    In life u have to do whatever makes you happy,regardless…… dis is nice,keep it up dear

    • ae
      Reply ae January 17, 2016 at 8:58 am

      I quite agree, thanks so much hun!

  • Reply B January 17, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Nice …weldone

    • ae
      Reply ae January 17, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Thanks dear :)

  • Reply Olaige henry January 17, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Good one darling.?

    • ae
      Reply ae January 17, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you :)

  • Reply Alex Josh January 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Ermmmm…. well you are old. :p just saying

    • ae
      Reply ae January 23, 2016 at 8:30 am

      Errr…well i wonder how this correlates Alex…mayb on the first blog post tho *tongue out*

  • Reply BeeOnah February 10, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Being creative and ambitious is totally the best. Thumbs up hun, u Jez gave me the courage to explore.

    • AE
      Reply AE February 11, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      It sure is! I am glad I did!

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