Today marks the official day of this travel blog coming to life. I honestly didn’t think that I would start blogging a month in advance. I was hoping to start around February, but this gives me more time to become more familiar with blogging so that I can produce high quality content for you guys.
I have roughly fifty-three days left until I leave for my travel journey. Each and every day as I get closer to the date – March 6th, 2018, I grow anxious of what lies ahead of me. I know that is something that I have been planning for many months now, but is fifty-five days enough for me to become mentally and physically prepared? For those who are new to my blog, welcome, and let me provide you the contexts of how I got here.
The idea of traveling around the world all began during the summer months of 2016. I developed a habit of watching a bunch of YouTube videos where people were traveling around the world, having the time of their lives, and were actually living life! I could not believe that this type of lifestyle actually exist. Eventually, I became hooked with the idea of traveling as a lifestyle. I read a lot of travel blogs and watched YouTube videos on how those people achieved that particular lifestyle. In the end, I learned that there are many ways to travel as a lifestyle, and so I began planning.
Even though I could plan my entire travel journey and fantasize being somewhere warm on a beach, I had to first finish my undergraduate at the University of Minnesota. Luckily, I was in my senior year as I was planning my trips. I graduated in May 2017 with a Kinesiology degree, and I would begin my travel journey seven months later. While I was planning everything out, I had picked up more hours at my work since I will need to save up a lot of money if I were to do this.
Fast forward to October 2017, I had learned that my older sister is having her wedding in February 2018. I knew that this conflicted with my travel plans because I intended to go to her wedding, hopefully in late 2018. So instead of leaving on my travel journey in December 2017, I had delayed it three months back to March 2018. I wasn’t too bummed out by this since this would give me three more months of work which means more money to travel with.
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