Work from Home
Date a boy who treasures experience over toys, a hand-woven socks over a Nike sneakers , who works for a corporate but don’t laugh on every joke. who scoffs when he hears the words, “vacation”, “all-inclusive”, or “resort”. Date a boy who travels because he’s not blinded by a single goal but enlivened his life.
You might find him in an airport, stair climbing at work , bus stand or at a bookstore browsing the travel guides – although he “only uses them for reference.”
You’ll know it’s him because when you read what he writes , his background will be a scenic splendor of rolling hills, mountains, or prayer flags, and his wall will be plastered with the broken English and no grammatical rules ‘miss-you’ of friends he met along the way and he believes his writing skills is good but not good as “William Shakespeare”
When he travels, he makes lifelong friends in an hour, his bonds are unmissable and if he wants, he could couch surf the world… again. Buy him a coffee once he gets home, people rarely listen to his stories. So listen to him. Allow him to paint a picture that brings you into his world. He might talk fast and nonsense which makes lot of sense and he miss small details because he’s so excited to be heard.
He talks of distant places. He’ll written like an excited toddler when his blogs arrives in the office mail. Then he’ll grow quiet, engrossed, until he finishes his analysis of every photo, every adventure. In his mind, he’ll insert himself in these pictures.
Date a boy who’s lived out of a backpack because he lives happily with less. A boy who’s travelled has seen poverty and dined with those who live in small shanty’s with no running water, and yet welcome strangers with greater hospitality than the rich and because he’s seen this, he’s seen how a life without luxury can mean a life fueled by relationships and family, rather than a life that fuels fancy cars and ego.
He’s experienced different ways of being, respects alternative religions and he looks at the world with the eyes of a five-year-old, curious and hungry. Your dad will be happy too because he’s good with money and knows how to budget.
He has had a chance to miss and be missed. Because of this, he also knows a thing or two about goodbyes. He knows the overwhelming uncertainty of leaving the comforts of home, the indefinite see-you-laters at the departure gates. He also knows that goodbyes are just prolonged see-you-later and that ‘hello’ is only as far away as the nearest internet cafe.
Don’t hold against this boy. Let this boy go and go with him.He will always come home bearing a new story and a souvenir he picked up. He can be very low maintenance and also act like a diva.
He’ll always breached his comfort-zone, whether it be a fear like skydiving ,Bungee jumping or sitting next to the smelly person on an office cab. He will be remembered in the triumphant photographs standing at the bottom of world tallest mountain (EVEREST) and memorialized in the rewarding ache of muscles at the end of a long days hike.
“Now he decided to stay indoor in a lock down and keep social distancing “