Today’s post (or I should say yestardays) got me completely out of track! This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 8 and the challenge was go out and have an adventure: do something I wanted to do for a long time. I went out thinking about a 3 or 4 hour “adventure” that actually lasted 28 hours.
What did I do?
I went to my home town, Pisa, to see some friends. It was almost 3 months I didn’t see them and it has been awesome, it just got completely out of hand.
I met a group of friends for a drink after dinner, we had a long chat, updating ourselves on all the latest news; we walked around the city and met more people, chatting along with everybody. At 1 am I was thinking about going to bed, all my group was going and it was the perfect time to go back to my hostel, sit down and write.
But on my way back I received a call: “we are going dancing, do you want to come?”. How could I say no? I couldn’t, so I ended up going dancing with another group of friends till 5 am. We went to eat something and we started talking a bit. 7 am came fast and we were all tired. As we were 40 minutes away from Pisa I stayed at a friends house.
We woke up at 2pm and went for lunch by the sea, in Marina di Pisa, where we met an old man that start telling us about is life, about his lost wife and how love is important. As I was there with a male friend and he probably thought we were a couple as he went on telling us that we should keep next to us the people that really matter to us, that problems come and go and that we should keep holding on to each other no matter what. Even if your other half goes to bed with another person it’s not a big deal, as real love is for ever and a night stand means nothing. We had quite a laugh as we tried to tell him we were just friends, but he didn’t really care.
Peace and quite, you would think it was finished? Time to relax? No way. As I got ready for a nice shower 2 friends, that I didn’t have the chance to meet the night before, called me and came round to the hostel for an aperitif.
At midnight I was so tired that I couldn’t even keep my eyes open. The idea of writing went in my closet and I finally had a long night sleep.
I had great fun but if this was my every days life I wouldn’t achieve much. To include my adventure in my every days life I would probably need a car, so I could menage better my time and decide when it’s time to go. Plus I shouldn’t pack everything in 2 days but stay a week or so to have the time to meet everybody and spread my time with them. I was late with this challenge and I feel sorry about loosing the focus so easily, but still, if I could go back, I wouldn’t change a thing! I didn’t have such a great time for long so, nothing to regret!