AshleyWoods

The Beauty of Being the Only One Awake

In Personal, Travels on September 2, 2011 at 8:25 AM

In the Clouds (not my photo)

If there is one thing that I will do after this experience, it’s to travel more and to a variety of different places. Even preparing for my flight prompted a new aspect of myself that I always knew existed but I had not experienced in a very long while. But my favorite part of the flight although it killed me later due to the lack of sleep that I had throughout those two days, was being the only one awake during the middle of the flight. I had already set my watch to be in the London time zone, staying up so I would later be tired, but at least actually ready to go to bed the next night with my new fellow Londoners.  I always discover these tiny little moments that life can bring sometimes and  the value of being alone at times is not lost upon me. I really love that time, sometimes it is when I drive, other times, like this when everyone is sleeping and I am still wide awake. I can actually think during that time and I feel so surrounded by so many people, but at the same time, so alone and involved in my own thoughts.

Some people will have utterly no idea what I am talking about, but it is a true experience that I cannot thrive without. And there is nothing like being up in the sky so close to heaven and the clouds while it is quite chilly outside and the rays of twilight are setting upon the plane. Those  are the moments that I will always cherish in my life and I place in the “never forget this moment for the rest of your life” box. I am so blessed to be able to go on this journey abroad. I know that it will be fun, that it will be challenging at times, that the best laughs and memories will be created here. That I am going to let GO and that getting lost is simply the best part of the journey. Here’s to thirty minutes of rest upon the plane….

*none of these photos are my own personal photos*

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