Vishakha Tekriwal recently joined our Sikkim April, 2021, trip and this is what she had to say about her trip experience:
“Hey you! It’s been a couple of days that I am back from the trip, an experience that has brought to light many things not going right with me. You asked me why did I come on this trip? I’ve never told you exactly why. Escape. I wanted to escape. I wanted to go far far away. I wanted to let myself free. I dunno who I was running from. While I came on this journey with you to distract myself, all the while telling you I’ve shut my emotions, maybe I just wanted to take it all out. Maybe I just wanted someone to tell me it’s okay to feel.
I found myself dancing with joy and crying to sleep in my room multiple times. But there came a moment on this journey where letting go just happened. I didn’t realise I broke free from everything the moment we came to Yumthang. That serene valley spoke to me, comforted me, held me and showed me what’s it’s like to be raw and beautiful. I found myself challenged in small and big ways on this trip. Right from sharing the car with people I am most comfortable with to avoid social anxiety (running to you felt easy hence kept avoiding); to hiking when my body has given up in pain (missing bonfire didn’t feel all that bad if it had to go against hiking); to climbing and falling on the rocks; to putting my head in that cold stream of Testa. Every little thing has found a place in my heart and made it so much easier to let lose. To look at life in a different light.
Sooooo, thank you for taking me on this journey with you. You are my serendipity, my faith, my guide, that everlasting ball of love and happiness. I wish we could have had more conversations, real conversations not the fleeting ones😂
This journey, I found myself again such was your charm🌟