Everyone who knows me personally knows I have a wandering soul. My dream has always been to travel the world and see as many different places as I could. I felt a part of me wasn’t aligning with the life I was living; I wasn’t happy where I was at in life and I wanted to see what the world had to offer. I didn’t want to hear about different cultures by books, movies, or school. No, my dreams were bigger than that. I wanted to experience the world for myself and develop my own thoughts and perceptions about life. I wanted to leave my comfort zone and live my life, instead of just going through the motions. I believe the best way for people to learn is to experience things for themselves and I was determined to make my dream a reality.
The year of 2020 has been a difficult year that I’m sure we all will remember. For me, I was supposed to leave on a 2 month long backpacking trip in Europe. I knew every place I was going to travel to, where I was going to stay, and the sites I wanted to see. I even gave up my apartment and found a replacement so I wouldn’t have to pay rent while I was traveling. I had to cancel my trip to Europe because of the Coronavirus and I was devastated. I worked so hard at planning my trip and now I couldn’t go. So, when 2021 came around, I made a goal that I would go back packing this year when countries reopened and I bought a one-way ticket to Greece and have been traveling ever since.
Everyone wants to know where I am going or when I will be back. They want to know the plan I have for my trip, but the wonderful thing is I don’t have a plan. I did things different this time, I didn’t plan any of my trip. I wasn’t sure where I was going or how long I would be gone. I decided to just let my heart lead me and it’s been an amazing life changing experience. I have traveled to 15 countries and 20 states. Currently on this trip, I’ve traveled to Greece, Switzerland, Germany, and tomorrow night I leave for Czech Republic. Every day is a new adventure because I haven’t planned anything. I just wander outside and see where I end up.
Stay tuned for updates on my travels.