All of my adult life I would book random trips and then realized that if I did some research I could have went to some type of event. Whether it was a film or food festival, I would notice that I would miss out on experiencing cool events so this year I attempted to travel with a purpose. I originally wanted to go to New York Film Festival but I was too impatient for the tickets to go on sale. I didn’t want to book a trip and not be able to go because I could not get the tickets so I chose Toronto Film Festival. However, after about a week of hurt feelings and tears from being denied by racist Airbnb owners, I completely gave up the dream. I searched every day for another major festival but every festival that I saw had already came and went or was days away. But then I stumbled upon AFI Fest and my dream was realized again.