the last few days of my life have been taken over by travel fever. along with the excitement, however, also comes a little twinge of fear.. a sense of being just a little nervous about the fact that i can’t really predict what a lot of my experiences over the next few weeks will look like. its not often that we enter into situations like this on purpose… when was the last time you said to yourself, ‘hey, I’m going to take off for a month, alone, with no real plan, and hopefully come out the other end unscathed and preferably with a lovely tan.’?
hopefully the answer isn’t never.. i sincerely hope that everyone at some point will take some time for adventure- whether that means a road trip, a staycation, drastic career change, or backpacking trip.
if our present is a culmination of everything that has happened to us in the past, i want to make sure that culmination is something awesome. i spent almost all of yesterday reading this blog: Leave Your Daily Hell. i am totally inspired by this guy- Robert addresses not only the exciting parts of travel, but also touches on some of the parts that i think we tend to gloss over. like the fact that yeah, you will get homesick. you might get mugged. you might get stuck on a bus wedged between a goat and a fat guy with a terrible head cold and no tissues. but you might also find out how strong you are- mentally and physically. its not all exciting, crazy, new experiences, but its all character building in one way or another.
this is not just about travelling- this is relevant to every day life as well. every day you have the opportunity to test yourself. put yourself out there. you might find that taking risks is a good look for you. and at the least, you’ll have a good story to tell.
i will commit to this- sharing my experiences with this blog here, and hopefully someone will read it. i promise ill take pictures. cause lets be honest, you just want to see what south america looks like.