Chapter One – Down the Rabbit Hole : The regular path of adulthood part I

The Wonderland Stories

There was no riverbank and it was not a warm summer day. Nonetheless, I was bored and this stable world annoyed me. I’ve always been told that I should find a good job after college and make a career out of it. Back in time, I never challenged this idea and it sounded to be a pretty decent path of adulthood.

Right after graduation, I started an internship in an international organization and got hired afterward. It was really what I had always wanted. I lived in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Eventually I was not enjoying my life. Somehow I got bored after a couple of months and I started to listen to the whispers that were pushing me in another direction. Those that were telling me there was much more to live and that a more exciting path was waiting for me. In May 2016, I decided to go back to Wonderland. At the time, it was scary to leave everything behind for the world but I would to do it all over again. It has been an exciting adventure and when you are in your twenties, there are way more things to do to entertain yourself than being sit at a desk.

This is not a story about traveling or randomly quitting your job. This is about listening to yourself and realise at which step of your life you are, not matter what are the expectations surrounding you.

Have I gone mad someone asked? Well, I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers replied someone else. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

Aurrou In Wonderland

The Wonderland Stories

Transition from university to the workplace was not the easiest for me. After a while, I started to think back about Thailand where I spent a semester for school. I like to call Asia “Wonderland” because it was a period with little responsibilities, lot of time to travel, and I also met many interesting characters. I randomly decided to leave my job to fly back to Bangkok with a one way ticket. That’s all.

It was almost one year ago.

I got sucked again in this parallel world after falling down in a rabbit hole. My belief in a stable world called “The regular path of adulthood” started to be challenged. Since the first day we met, it had been telling me where I must go and who I must be. I’ve been shrunk, stretched, scratched, and stuffed into a teapot called “Society”. I’ve been accused of being Aurrou and of not being Aurrou.

But this is my dream and I will decide where it goes from here. Welcome to a world of my own, the world of Wonderland.

Introduction

The Wonderland Stories

The project “Aurrou in Wonderland” was born in Bangkok back in 2014. The title is directly related to the famous adventures of the fictional character Alice and the fantasy world in which she fell into after following an anthropomorphic rabbit. Back in 2014 I discovered a place like no place on Earth, the world of Wonderland which proved to be Asia. This land was full of wonder and mystery. Since I am little, I have always enjoyed writing stories. This blog is half way between fiction and reality.