What? At the age of 26 I will be surrendering to the unknown as I travel around the world for one year and leave behind my family/friends, job, house, and comfort zone. This blog will be the means for family/friends to follow me on my journey as I learn and grow from my experiences.
When? January 2012-December 2012
Where? Four continents and 12 + countries (New Zealand, India, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Australia).
Why? In October 2009 my dad, Norman, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and he passed away in February 2010 at the age of 64. As I grieved the loss of my father, I found a new appreciation for the statements, "life is too short", and "live each day to the fullest", so I began to consider, "What do I hope to accomplish in my lifetime?" I came up with a "bucket list" which included many places I want to see and things I would like to do, ie: live with a family abroad, learn to speak Spanish, learn to surf, etc. This list is what helped me design my itinerary for my year long adventure. I hope that, on this trip, I will learn a great deal about the world and my place in it, gain a new appreciation for all the blessings in my life, and gain confidence in my ability to be an independent woman. Thanks for following me on this journey and I hope that you enjoy!