Final Countdown: One Week Out


Today the nerves have kicked in full speed. My stomach is in knots and I’m second guessing everything. However, the more research I do, the more I realize this is completely NORMAL. Nerves are good, excitement is good. Of course, it’s terrifying to quit your job and live out of a backpack for a year, but this isn’t a novel concept either. I need to remind myself that thousands of people do this, and I’m embarking on a life changing journey. I’ll be returning to the U.S. a different person, hopefully for the better. And chances are, I won’t even be ready to come home!

I know once we’re on the road, everything will be fine and it will all be excited jitters and exploring the world, but the unknown is always a little unnerving.
Is this the right decision for me? The right decision for us? My parents are freaking out, am I being fair to put them through all this worry? Should I be concentrating on my career? Saving money?
These are all of the questions running through my mind. But YES, this is the right decision! My parents will be fine, they support me and just want me safe, but this is my life and I only have one so you better believe I’m going to make it a great one!
My 2015 New Years resolution was to be in the moment and do something every day that pushes me outside of my comfort zone. I have to be honest, I’ve never been more terrified of anything in my entire life, so that’s how I know the rewards are going to be worth it, and far outweigh the consequences. Just gotta power through this next week and all the sad goodbyes, but know in my heart the path in front of me is going to be the best thing that has ever happened to me. Hang on for the ride!