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Combining traveling and exploring with adventure must be fun. And that is what Gregory does. He loves doing adventurous activities while traveling and exploring to the nook and corner of Meghalaya. While traveling is the main bucket list of him, he combines outdoor adventurous activities like mountain biking, trekking, cliff jumping etc. along with it.
Gregory loves the company of nature more than anything else. Every once in a while, he goes out to rural villages, jungle, waterfalls, hills, and mountains, just to be there and it is a must for him. According to him, every person has certain hobbies or passions, and these doing these hobbies and passions fills up a huge gap in their lives. For Gregory, it is travel and the outdoor adventure activities which fill up that gap in his life, and thus he acquires peace and happiness.
When he was a kid, Gregory’s father used to take him for fishing. They used to travel to many places and used to fish together. He says that those travels made him a nature lover. As he grew up, he started traveling with friends as well as alone. Short trips become bigger and adventurous, as time passed.
“I have two parts. The first part of me loves to wander around peacefully exploring nature. I use to sit for hours, admiring the beauty of nature and listening to the sounds of trees and birds. But, the other part of me explore the nature like a crazy lover. I jump across waterfalls, run around the jungle, climb up mountains and do mountain biking on rocks.”
Gregory feels that, apart from the exploration, these travels have made some tremendous impact on his life. He used to travel to many rural villages which helped him to encounter with different cultures. It helped him in understanding various life style, cooking styles, behaviors, attitudes etc. But, one of the biggest things he noticed about them was that they all are happy with whatever they have!
That was the main lesson he learned from his traveling – travel taught him to be happy with whatever he has. Travel also helped him to maintain a connection with nature as well as with people. He is doing awareness programs and is doing eco-tourism activities.
Gregory has a great vision about money and life. He spent all his money for traveling. According to him, money comes and go, but time doesn’t come back anymore.when he has the money, he uses it for travel. And when he runs short of cash, then also he tries. For him, it is all about life and time. He doesn’t wait to fill his pocket with money. He utilizes that time also for traveling.
“When I have the money, I use it for travel. And when I run short of cash, then I try. It is all about life and time. I don’t wait to fill my pocket with money. I utilize that time also for traveling.”
People advises Gregory to consider ‘seriously’ about his future and asks him to start doing a ‘proper’ job. But his principles are different from them. He believes that all people have a love and passion for something. And no matter what you do, one must find time to follow that passion. For him, it is the travel and outdoor adventure activities which make him happy and satisfied, which he never wants to keep aside.
His next bucket list is to travel all over North East and then all over India.