1. I have always dreamt of visiting a beach.
2. The best beach destination in India is Goa.
3. I have heard a lot about Goa especially about its new year celebrations.
4. People from all over the world come to Goa in December to celebrate new year.
5. During that season it is a coveted place among tourists.
6. Last year in December I had vacations of nearly 15 days.
7. So I shared my wish with my friends to visit Goa at least once in my lifetime and proposed that we should plan a trip to Goa.
8. Two days later one of my friends formed a Whatsapp group by the title ‘Goa Calling’ and included me and three more friends in that group.
9. Initially I ignored it as a prank but when I met them later in the evening they seemed serious about the visit.
10. So we decided to talk to our parents about our trip.
11. Luckily our parents agreed though it took some convincing.
12. So everything was agreed upon and planned out.
13. We were supposed to book our flight tickets next day.
14. But as fate would have it, my dream of going to Goa that year did not come to fruition as a news came which forced me to change my plan.
15. The night before my uncle called and he told that my cousin who is in Australia was coming on short trip to India.
16. He had gone to Australia to study four years ago and since then had not come to India.
17. This was his first visit to India since then and he was coming just for a week.
18. Unfortunately he was going back to Australia two days before my vacations were getting over.
19. I and my cousin have always been very close to each other.
20. He is three years older to me but we have always been like friends.
21. I had shared some great moments with him in my childhood.
22. And I wanted to relive some of those cherished memories again so I dropped my plan to Goa that year and stayed back to spent time with my cousin.
23. I am sure I would have had a blast in Goa but I have no regrets as I spent great time with my cousin.
24. And I was well compensated for my sacrifice as he had brought me Apple smartwatch.
25. Goa is still on my bucket list and I am sure I will get an opportunity to fulfill my dream of celebrating new year in Goa.