Meet the GirlHello there! I’m so pleased to meet you!
You’ve somehow ended up on my blog and probably you must be wondering… who is the girl behind all these stories?
I am Heena Raheja, from Bhiwani (a small town in Haryana) . Did my schooling from there and shifted to Faridabad for further studies, then job in Gurgaon for 1.5 years followed by one more corporate job in Chandigarh.
Everything was going smooth (according to basic Indian societal norms) but there was always an awkward two hour gap at around 2 am when nothing was really happening and i used to think, rather overthink, about things ranging from – Why am I doing this job to the existence of universe; practical to not-so-practical; passion & profession, what if i was born as a duck etc. etc.
One fine day, after getting highly inspired from Bollywood hit “Yeh jawaani hai deewani”, i decided to at-least go for a trip.. planning & a lot of planning.. but then your friends ditch you at last moment. But i had to travel.
Fortunately I found a travel group on Facebook & decided to join them on their Jaisalmer trip (Dec 2015) And, well, the rest is history… but also a huge part of mystery. I almost travelled to 30 odd places after that in different parts of Himachal, Rajasthan, Kashmir & Uttarakhand.
When I first started travelling I had absolutely no idea how much that little time-killing project would change my life. I don’t use the word “life-changing” lightly but there is no better way to describe this.
No, I didn’t quit my job to travel. Infact, i started my job then. It’s been almost 2.5 years of “Happy Travelling” and now I can actually understand & relate myself to all those fancy Travel Quotes on Pinterest and Tumblr. I used to be a planner and things never worked out and because of this Travel thing, i started doing Random things; taking those “chances”. And things started working. It may sound weird to some, but it worked for me.
Being random is good sometimes, it’s exciting, you don’t know what is going to happen next and you don’t have to prepare yourself. Anything & everything comes out as a surprise.
2.5 years of travel, it’s been amazing. But, what’s next ?
A Blog, rather a Storybook.
Travel is something, i can connect my whole life to. And they say, it turns you into a story teller. I love traveling. My understanding deepens. I can see what connects. I can weave stories and apply them. I can integrate the lessons. Things simply become more and more fascinating.
It’s a state of mind, the adventurous kind,
A free spirit, living to limit,
Giving her best, living her best,
Rough, Tough, Soft enough; Daring, caring, sometimes swearing,
A natural flirt, with a little dirt!
“Travel Affairs” is all about the “dream” I’ve seen on new paths, at random places, with new faces…
Welcome to my mind!
In the mean time, you can always reach me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and even YouTube (I bring out new videos almost every week).
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