You know when you get to that point where you are roaming on Facebook, Pinterest and other people’s blogs wondering, “Why do they get to travel? I want nothing more than to visit XYZ by couch hoping and meeting completely new people every day. Exploring the world that is disposable to me at my very finger tips.” Well, I have decided that I will no longer be on this side of the field watching and waiting for something to happen.
I will do.
I am excited to share with you all my adventures that I am going to have in the near future. The planning process has begun! I’m using Bootsnall.com to plan my excursion. The very first peice they provide you once you sign up on the email list is the Master Checklist. I am not one of those people who wants to wait years upon years of planning before heading out. So I’m using this checklist to plan the first part of my journey in 7 months. I’m estimating leaving around November, 2013. For one, it’s too damn cold living in New Hampshire. This winter was brutal and I have no qualms about leaving just in time to surpass the cold.
The first question Bootsnall.com asks you is WHY. Why do you want to take this journey?
My why? Because if I don’t take the jump at this opportunity now, I’ll never be able to take that jump. So here I am, ready to jump. Ready to never regret another moment. Ready to stop being mad at myself. Ready to learn. Ready to soak up the culture. Ready to feel infinite. Ready to see the world through new eyes. Ready to meet beautiful and amazing people. Ready to understand what life is like outside of my tiny box of a world I live in. Ready to take full advantage of this beautiful planet that God has given us the chance to experience.
One of my thoughts in beginning this journey of which I plan to write about was, “Should I start another bog? I could dedicate it strictly to my travels.” But then I thought, why should I do that? This blog has seen some of the most intimate moments of my life, struggling and fighting to figure out what it is that I want and need in my life. Counting days until I felt happy and normal again. So then why, I ask, should I abandon this blog for my journey since this journey is not only physical, but mental and spiritual. This is the place of it being MY TURN. My turn to speak, my turn to share, my turn to love, my turn to explore and adventure, my turn to find myself, my turn to scream, my turn to allow the 30 people that actually follow me to hopefully one day bloom into something bigger. Where hundreds of people can realize that even too you are not alone in all of this big, long arduous road called life. We all get a little crazy sometimes. So to end this tangent, I am saying to you all. NO I don’t really want to start another blog, I will keep this blog here and will continue writing of my travels and planning through this blog. My blog can change it’s mind if it wants to.
“One of the biggest mistakes people make when planning a RTW is planning to do too much.”
I thought at first that I would be able to do a RTW trip all in one years worth, and yes it is possible. But then I realized that I was trying to over plan and became extremely overwhelmed with the entire process. So my wonderful Jesse helped me to realize that we have our whole life. Although nothing is guaranteed, we don’t necessarily have to do an entire trip such as that. So instead, we decided to start “small.”
Where we will visit:
- Hong Kong
- Papua New Guinea
Of course we know there could be potential detours, or maybe a country or two could be missed, but those are the main areas we would like to go to. We decided on Southeast Asia/Pacific region first, although we know the least amount of people in those areas, it would make more sense for us to do so because we know it will be one of the cheaper routes to take for our first endeavor.
Papua New Guinea.
Stay in touch, there will be more to come as the planning progresses.
World, here I come.
Over and out.