Hoping Against The Odds.
When I was young I could never imagine I would someday be this mad about air-crafts and birds. On my first trip on a plane, I kept looking out of the window. I was amazed to see that humans can fly as well; it was something different for me I only knew that birds could fly. The air hostess gave me a book, it was a coloring book. It had different kinds of planes. My world changed all of a sudden after looking at such planes. They were so many, my passion was slowly developing about air-crafts and I used to wonder that what if I was born as a bird, yes I know I was childish back there.
Let’s go flying. Isn’t that a cute phrase to go around with, the dreaming of flying is in just about every young person’s mind when they see birds in the air. When I was finally about to start lessons to fly, life came along with burst of other family matters become a higher priority. As I grew up the dream of flying never was far from my thoughts and hopes that one day getting behind the stick and taking off to soar above the rest of the world. Being able to look down in a more 3-Dimensional world than the flat roads we often drive. Now that I am at a point in my life where I can pursue my lifelong dream, I am finding it more difficult than I would have ever imagined, cost? Even though it is high in today’s economic times, I can swing this, time? No problem. I am available most weekdays and weekends. It seems there are still some problems I am facing mainly the permission from my parents. According to them I have to wait till I get my bachelors done. But it’s been a childhood dream to fly on my own not being a passenger being free to fly.
In pursuit of my ambition about birds how they fly, I even tried paragliding. So I could have the feeling of flying without any machinery involved, it felt really adventurous. But it wasn’t enough for me, so I started a journey to discover every single form that could give you feel that you are free of every boundary and sky isn’t the limit or you, I came across many amazing books about air-crafts bungee jumping, paragliding, parachuting, and sky sailing. It still is on my mind and I don’t till when it will remain there. Hope to see this dream come true one day.
By Sajjad Naqvi