Page 10 of CallMeBecs Travel Blog Posts

North America » Canada » Ontario » London January 24th 2012

Yesterday I had a minor breakdown. Tyler and I watched a documentary called Morning for Saturday or something like that ( apparently I have done a good job of erasing the doc from my brain already). It was very... educational, from my perspective. I feel like the doc was a fairly accurate depiction of how backpackers feel; the stages they go through on their journey's and the changes they see within themselves. Well apparently up until yesterday I had been seeing our trip through rose coloured glasses. Of course I have been super pumped about the amazing adventures we will share yada yada. What I hadn't considered is how emotionally draining it will be. I have always been a person of control. A person of micromanagement, schedules, timelines, lists, lists and more lists. The trip is ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » London January 11th 2012

On December 31st a trip that Tyler and I had been talking about for quite a while became reality. I told my parents. It was something I had wanted to do for a while and the huge map on our kitchen wall had probably given them some sort of hint beforehand. Nonetheless, it was a very difficult thing for me to do. I didn't know how they would react - Luckily for me they were really supportive. (I have such amazing parents, I am thankful everyday for the loving family I was raised in.) When I was about to leave their house after breaking the news, my Dad said "Don't go, you're going to be gone for 6 months and we won't be able to see you". I could have broken down and cried in his ... read more

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