Saturday, March 5, 2011


As i was prepping myself for my psych history exam i ran acrossed a word that seemed to suit my mood.. "Americanitis". The condition has been explained as being a result of exhaustion of the central nervous system's energy reserves, which is attributed to modern civilization. The texts suggestion for recovery for women included absolutely no work for 6 weeks and a high fat diet(i can only assume they mean lots chocolate ice cream). For men the cure is travel and adventure! It all makes sense now. The sickening feel of the states, the claustrophobia of logan, my depleting mental capacity, and the undeniable urge to escape, it all adds up now. I do believe that i have had a bad case of chronic americanitis for quite some time.

In fact i have been getting asked on more occasions than i can remember about my next adventure. Everytime someone asks that i feel my heart which i do believe is already a few sizes to small crack a, adventure, freedom are all taboo words to me. The fact that i currently have $30 dollars to my name and incessant chiming of blackboard prompts reminding me of my next assignment, quiz, and exam in my ear gives me little reassurance that i will ever be able to travel again.

However lets be honest, for those that know me you know that travel is my deepest passion. I think about it more than is healthy. Although now i have something to blame it on which is this damn diseases, americanitis's fault. Can i really be blamed for wanting to leave? "It's not my fault, I'm sick!"

So, yes, its happening again... a new adventure, a new idea, another asian country has grasped my attention. Can i get a drum rollllll........The country this sick girl is eyeballing is the land of the Taj Mahal, the creators of the Kama Sutra, the culinary cuisine of all curry, the crazy, the boistrous, the religious, the outrageous, the beautiful, belly dancing, yoga practicing, the one and only India!

All who are suffering and plagued by the debilitating, debacle of a disease, join me on a quest of recovery!



Brooke Shoko said...

blackboard prompts ha. ha. ha. ha.

Krystal said...

Ryleigh!!! It is your fellow friend with Americanitis, Krystal Downs. I just wanted to say that if you want to go to India, do it! But if money is an issue, travel somewhere closer. Or, you could come visit me in Thailand and the end of this summer...? :)

Riley a.k.a. 海丽丽 soon to be 周太太 said...

yes. i will go.