In many ways, I have chosen a rather unconventional approach to describing my “digital dream vacation”. I have replaced the conditional tense with the present, attempting to depict the scene as if it were happening in the here-and-now (which for many of us is in a state of lockdown, hopes of any real vacation currently inconceivable). I intended for this piece to detail an atmospheric experience of sorts, much like a dream itself. I have chosen to obscure the exact names of places in order to leave your imagination free to roam along with me.
Why is a 22-year-old writing about the importance of positive ageing representation in social media, you may ask?
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If you’d have told fresh-faced, eighteen year-old me that at twenty-two I would be writing an article for public consumption under this headline, I would have laughed in your face and taken a big swig of my G&T at such a ludicrous suggestion. And yet, here I am, having felt inclined to put pen to paper on this subject for months, the reasons leading up to which I will discuss below.